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Keep Vista View open to rocket launches

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Vista View Park, located in Davie, Florida, is home to many different activities and events. One of these activities would be the preparing, and launching of rockets made by 3 high schools in the area: Piper, Plantation, and Western. These 3 high schools combined to send 7 teams to the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) national competition this year, where Plantation had 2 teams finish in the top 15. These rocketry teams are vital in the area because they help promote a fun and educational way to learn about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Vista View Park is the only place in South Florida that is accessible to these 3 high schools for launching rockets, and is vital to the process. The issue is that Vista View park is soon gaining new land, and implementing a zip line that will get in the way of rocket launches. This is where your support is vital. By signing this petition you are showing your support of advancement of education for the youth in South Florida. While this zip line may be profitable for the park, the money gained is negligible when compared to the education and experience gained by students who are launching at Vista View.

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