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Chasing A Gold Medal: An Educational Bonanza for Two Springs Youth

Two District 20 students, Allison and Ashley Van Milligan, recently returned home after competing at the World Space Modeling Championships in Kaspichan, Bulgaria. While they competed for medals for Team USA in the rocketry competition, the girls came back with an even greater reward: an educational experience to last a lifetime.…See More
Sep 8
Deanna Mann commented on Jeff Lane's blog post 'Rocket Girls Earn Spot On U.S. National Rocketry Team'
"Congratulations to Ashley and Allison van Milligan!!!"
Aug 23, 2013
Jeff Lane posted a blog post

Rocket Girls Earn Spot On U.S. National Rocketry Team

Written by Tim Van Milligan, edited and posted by Jeff Lane.Two young schoolgirls from Colorado Springs School District 20 will head to Kaspichan, Bulgaria next summer, representing the United States at the 20th World Championships for Space Modeling. This rocketry event is the Olympics of modeling, and is held every two years in a different country. The girls will be part of a 12-young-person national team and will pit their building and launching skills against those of students from other…See More
Aug 23, 2013
Jeff Lane added a discussion to the group Cheyenne Mountain
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The Vanguard School Send Two Teams to TARC Finals

Two teams of students who attend the Vanguard School (number one of 327 schools in Colorado) want to conquer the largest rocket contest in the world and win a portion of the $60,000 in prize money. The Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) qualifying round is over. Seven months, thousands of rocket launches, and a few broken eggs later the field of 725 teams has been…See More
Mar 31, 2013
Jeff Lane added a discussion to the group Cheyenne Mountain
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Art Inspires at The Vanguard School

Normally, students at the Vanguard School have extremely high academic achievement because of the rigorous pre-university educational model, but art students have also been making waves. It has been an amazing year of fun, craftsmanship, and creativity, with 13 submissions to the Scholastic program winning awards in the highly competitive Colorado region this year. Categories entered include drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is…See More
Feb 9, 2013
Jeff Lane added a discussion to the group Briargate
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Second Grader Dominates in National Science Contest

Explorer Elementary 2nd Grader Ashely Van Milligan recently earned a fourth place finish in the National Association of Rocketry's 54th annual model rocket national championships in Muskegon, Michigan. She was the youngest in the contest and competed against students from around the United States whose ages ranged from 7 to…See More
Aug 15, 2012
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Briargate

Have you got stories about events, issues and/or experiences in Briargate? This is the place for you to write - and read - about your community!
Aug 15, 2012
Deanna Mann replied to Jeff Lane's discussion 'CMCA Students Qualify for the Big Show' in the group Cheyenne Mountain
"CMCA 7th Grade Team!  Congratulations in making the top 100 Finalists! It appears you are the only Colorado team that made it into the Finals this year.  Best of luck to you all, and shine for Colorado and Colorado Springs!  "
Apr 7, 2012
Janet Dinnen replied to Jeff Lane's discussion 'CMCA Students Qualify for the Big Show' in the group Cheyenne Mountain
"Congrats!!!"
Apr 6, 2012
Jeff Lane added a discussion to the group Cheyenne Mountain
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CMCA Students Qualify for the Big Show

A team of seventh graders from Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy has qualified for Team America Rocketry Challenge  (TARC) national finals to be held in the Washington, D.C. area on May 12. They are the only team in our nine-state region to do so. The Aerospace Industries Association announced the finalists for the World's Largest Rocket Contest on April 6th. The teams will travel to  Virginia for a final…See More
Apr 6, 2012
Jeff Lane commented on Janet Dinnen's blog post 'Dog is Making the Grade at Vanguard'
"5:30 a.m.?"
Dec 3, 2011
Jeff Lane posted a blog post

Shockwave Rocketry, LLC Lifts Off for Business

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado USA—Shockwave Rocketry, LLC is pleased to announce the official launch of Shockwave and our new web store. The company manufactures and sells fiberglass nosecones in Colorado Springs and will provide many additional products in the future. The opening salvo includes 29mm, 38mm, 54mm, 3-inch, and 4-inch nosecones. The 29mm nose is a 5:1 ogive shape. The rest are 6:1 drag-optimized Von Karmans, with…See More
Dec 3, 2011
Katy Booth commented on Jeff Lane's blog post 'CMCA/Vanguard Students Head to National Rocket Competition'
"Congrats to the Vanguard/CMCA team and thanks for posting, Jeff!"
Apr 8, 2011
Jeff Lane posted a blog post

CMCA/Vanguard Students Head to National Rocket Competition

Months of high-anxiety science, math, engineering, and testing have paid off for 100 teams vying for the 9th annual Team American Rocketry Challenge (TARC) national title next month. The Vanguard School/Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy and the TARC team from El Paso County 4-H made the cut.The Vanguard/CMCA team has a page with complete photos and videos of the qualification season. Our team this…See More
Apr 8, 2011
Jeff Lane replied to Katy Booth's discussion 'Yet another reason why we should pay teachers a higher salary....' in the group Powers
"We do not have the same issue in Colorado; collective bargaining only afflicts some schools and districts, like District 11 http://www.gazette.com/articles/people-114214-picket-board.html. The school my son goes to has no collective bargaining anvil…"
Mar 18, 2011
Jeff Lane replied to Katy Booth's discussion 'Yet another reason why we should pay teachers a higher salary....' in the group Powers
"From this posting, you might get the impression that the issue is teacher's salaries. That's a pernicious fallacy. The problem is unions and collective bargaining, and it's the same problem GM faces. 70% of GM's work on any given…"
Mar 15, 2011

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Jeff Lane is an award-winning fine artist, photographer, sculptor, designer, and illustrator. He co-owns Brandango, a marketing and brand management company that emphasizes excellence in marketing and product development, even for small local businesses. Jeff is restoring a downtown Victorian and enjoys rocket science as a hobby.

Jeff Lane's Blog

Chasing A Gold Medal: An Educational Bonanza for Two Springs Youth

Posted on September 8, 2014 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

Two District 20 students, Allison and Ashley Van Milligan, recently returned home after competing at the World Space Modeling Championships in Kaspichan, Bulgaria. While they competed for medals for Team USA in the rocketry competition, the girls came back with an even greater reward: an educational experience to last a…

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Rocket Girls Earn Spot On U.S. National Rocketry Team

Posted on August 23, 2013 at 7:30pm 1 Comment

Written by Tim Van Milligan, edited and posted by Jeff Lane.

Two young schoolgirls from Colorado Springs School District 20 will head to Kaspichan, Bulgaria next summer, representing the United States at the 20th World Championships for Space Modeling. This rocketry event is the Olympics of modeling, and is held every two years in a…

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Shockwave Rocketry, LLC Lifts Off for Business

Posted on December 3, 2011 at 11:00am 0 Comments

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado USA—Shockwave Rocketry, LLC is pleased to announce the official launch of Shockwave and our new web store. The company manufactures and sells fiberglass nosecones in Colorado Springs and will provide many additional products in the future. The opening salvo includes 29mm, 38mm, 54mm, 3-inch, and 4-inch nosecones. The…

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CMCA/Vanguard Students Head to National Rocket Competition

Posted on April 8, 2011 at 2:30pm 1 Comment

Months of high-anxiety science, math, engineering, and testing have paid off for 100 teams vying for the 9th annual Team American Rocketry Challenge (TARC) national title next month. The Vanguard School/Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy and the TARC team from El Paso County 4-H made the cut.

The Vanguard/CMCA team has a page with complete photos and videos of the qualification

season.…

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COSROCS Education Director Receives Award

Posted on October 12, 2010 at 9:30am 2 Comments

Colorado Springs resident Dr. Warren Layfield traveled to Coalwood, West Virginia last week for the annual October Sky Festival, where he was reunited with his former boss and famous author, Homer Hickam (… Continue

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