The 2017 McKinney High School TARC (Team America Rocketry Challenge) program has three competitive teams this year -- the "Blue" team, "Gold" team, and the "White" team. This years competition challenges competitors to design a model rocket to carry two eggs to an altitude of 800 ft. and back down in 43 seconds. The process of building the rockets, gaining experience launching, working as a collaborative team, and the chance to gain scholarships/ work with professionals in the field of aerospace and mechanical engineering are just a few ways of how this program is beneficial to participants.