2023 National Finalists

101 teams from 27 states qualified for the 2023 American Rocketry Challenge National Finals. The 100 finalists will compete against each other on May 20 at Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia as they vie for $100,000 in prizes and the title of National Champion, which includes an all-expense paid trip to Paris for the International Rocketry Challenge. The top-25 finishers at the National Finals will automatically earn spots in the NASA Student Launch workshop.

Read the press release here and check out all top 101 teams and our 15 alternates below:

2023 National Finalists

Team NumberSchool or OrganizationCityState
23-0000003050Bob Jones High SchoolMadisonAlabama
23-0000002638Hackleburg High SchoolHackleburgAlabama
23-0000003065Haleyville City SchoolsHaleyvilleAlabama
23-0000002623Lawrence County High SchoolMoultonAlabama
23-0000003083St. John Paul II Catholic High School Team 1HuntsvilleAlabama
23-0000003071St. John Paul II Catholic High School Team 2HuntsvilleAlabama
23-0000003932Tharptown High SchoolRussellvilleAlabama
23-0000003809West Morgan High SchoolTrinityAlabama
23-0000003884Winfield City High SchoolWinfieldAlabama
23-0000002851Upstream LearningGlennallenAlaska
23-0000002816AIAA Orange County SectionIrvineCalifornia
23-0000003104Archbishop Riordan HighSan FranciscoCalifornia
23-0000003984Bentley SchoolOaklandCalifornia
23-0000002856Bridge Education FoundationCity of IndustryCalifornia
23-0000002942Carmel Valley STEM YouthSan DiegoCalifornia
23-0000004152Civil Air Patrol: Brackett Composite Squadron 64La VerneCalifornia
23-0000002678IvyMaxSan DiegoCalifornia
23-0000002750Master Arts FestivalHawaiian GardensCalifornia
23-0000003686Newark Memorial High School Team 1NewarkCalifornia
23-0000004412Notre Dame Academy Schools of Los Angeles Los AngelesCalifornia
23-0000002964Oak Park High School Team 1Oak Park California
23-0000004084Together We ShineSan DiegoCalifornia
23-0000002541Vocational STEAM Works Team 1El CajonCalifornia
23-0000002649Young Engineers in Action Team 1La PalmaCalifornia
23-0000002647Young Engineers in Action Team 2La PalmaCalifornia
23-0000003297Animas High SchoolDurangoColorado
23-0000003559First Baptist Church of Manchester Youth Group Team 1ManchesterConnecticut
23-0000003558First Baptist Church of Manchester Youth Group Team 2ManchesterConnecticut
23-0000002786Girl Scouts of Citrus CouncilOrlandoFlorida
23-0000002753The Cornerstone School Team 1OcalaFlorida
23-0000003768The Cornerstone School Team 2OcalaFlorida
23-0000003901Galileo STEMEagleIdaho
23-0000002477Rigby High SchoolRigbyIdaho
23-0000004351Neuqua Valley High School Team 1NapervilleIllinois
23-0000004347Neuqua Valley High School Team 2NapervilleIllinois
23-0000002798Whitney M. Young Magnet High SchoolChicagoIllinois
23-0000002897Covenant Christian High SchoolIndianapolisIndiana
23-0000002947Maharishi SchoolFairfieldIowa
23-0000002439Air Capital STEM ClubWichita Kansas
23-0000002807duPont Manual High School Team 1LouisvilleKentucky
23-0000002831duPont Manual High School Team 2LouisvilleKentucky
23-0000002872Haughton High SchoolHaughtonLouisiana
23-0000003876Cumberland Civil Air PatrolCumberlandMaryland
23-0000002746Explorer Post 1010 Science CenterRockvilleMaryland
23-0000003730Shelby Junior High Team 1Shelby TownshipMichigan
23-0000003729Shelby Junior High Team 2Shelby TownshipMichigan
23-0000002914Center High SchoolKansas CityMissouri
23-0000002707Northwest R-1House SpringsMissouri
23-0000003102Northwest R-1 School DistrictHigh RidgeMissouri
23-0000002799Richards R-V School District 5 Team 1West PlainsMissouri
23-0000002800Richards R-V School District 5 Team 2West PlainsMissouri
23-0000003679Medford Lakes Neeta SchoolMedford LakesNew Jersey
23-0000004125Monroe Township High SchoolMonroe TownshipNew Jersey
23-0000002499The Lawrenceville SchoolLawrencevilleNew Jersey
23-0000002711Safer New MexicoAlbuquerqueNew Mexico
23-0000002619East Aurora Union Free School DistrictEast AuroraNew York
23-0000002511Heuvelton Central SchoolHeuveltonNew York
23-0000003632Onteora Central SchoolBoicevilleNew York
23-0000004023Triangle Math and Science Academy at CaryCaryNorth Carolina
23-0000002462Victory Christian Center Middle School Team 1CharlotteNorth Carolina
23-0000002463Victory Christian Center Middle School Team 2CharlotteNorth Carolina
23-0000002460Victory Christian High SchoolCharlotteNorth Carolina
23-0000003693North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Team 1DurhamNorth Carolina
23-0000003692North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Team 2DurhamNorth Carolina
23-0000002917Redeem MinistryElizabeth CityNorth Carolina
23-0000002901American Legion Post 468SylvaniaOhio
23-0000003384Copley High SchoolCopleyOhio
23-0000003531Immaculate Heart of Mary School Team 1Cuyahoga FallsOhio
23-0000003843Immaculate Heart of Mary School Team 2Cuyahoga FallsOhio
23-0000002549National Museum of the United States Air ForceDaytonOhio
23-0000004433New Albany High SchoolNew AlbanyOhio
23-0000002608St. Vincent-St. Mary High SchoolAkronOhio
23-0000002797University School – Hunting Valley Campus Team 1Hunting ValleyOhio
23-0000002954West Chester County 4-H Youth DevelopmentCincinnatiOhio
23-0000004242Nazareth Academy High SchoolPhiladelphiaPennsylvania
23-0000002692Spring Grove Area Intermediate SchoolSpring GrovePennsylvania
23-0000003256Fred J. Page High School FranklinTennessee
23-0000003747Hardin Valley Academy Team 1KnoxvilleTennessee
23-0000003595Hardin Valley Academy Team 2KnoxvilleTennessee
23-0000004182All Saints Episcopal High SchoolFort WorthTexas
23-0000003154CF Brewer High SchoolFort WorthTexas
23-0000003168Chavez High SchoolHoustonTexas
23-0000004131Harmony Science Academy El PasoEl PasoTexas
23-0000004252Harmony Science Academy HoustonHoustonTexas
23-0000003440Presidio High School Team 1PresidioTexas
23-0000003439Presidio High School Team 2PresidioTexas
23-0000003223Seabrook Intermediate Team 1SeabrookTexas
23-0000002709Seabrook Intermediate Team 2SeabrookTexas
23-0000003471Boy Scouts of America Troops 295B & 219GWoodbridgeVirginia
23-0000003165Oakton High SchoolViennaVirginia
23-0000003800Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and TechnologyAlexandriaVirginia
23-0000004124Annie Wright SchoolsTacomaWashington
23-0000003874Camas High SchoolCamasWashington
23-0000004015Eastlake High SchoolSammamishWashington
23-0000003656Ingraham High SchoolSeattleWashington
23-0000003114Interlake High SchoolBellevueWashington
23-0000003098Radian RocketsRedmondWashington
23-0000003491Seattle Country Day SchoolSeattleWashington
23-0000002961East Fairmont STEMFairmontWest Virginia
23-0000002458East Fairmont Middle School Team 1FairmontWest Virginia
23-0000002457East Fairmont Middle School Team 2FairmontWest Virginia

2023 National Finals Alternates

Rank indicates the order in which alternates will be called if needed.

RankTeam #School or OrganizationCityState
123-0000002682Spring Grove Area High SchoolPennsylvaniaSpring Grove
223-0000003723Sagemont School, Upper School CampusWestonFlorida
323-0000004363Skyline High School Team 1SammamishWashington
423-0000003806Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Team 2AlexandriaVirginia
523-0000002885Jordan High School Team 1DurhamNorth Carolina
623-0000004361Skyline High School Team 2SammamishWashington
723-0000002884Jordan High School Team 2DurhamNorth Carolina
823-0000002968Oak Park High School Team 2Oak ParkCalifornia
923-0000004018Waynesfield-Goshen School DistrictWaynesfieldOhio
1023-0000003748Veterans Memorial Early College High SchoolBrownsvilleTexas
1123-0000002567Vocational STEAM Works Team 2El CajonCalifornia
1223-0000002796University School – Hunting Valley Campus Team 2Hunting ValleyOhio
1323-0000003203Great Mills High SchoolGreat MillsMaryland
1423-0000003764Newark Memorial High School Team 2NewarkCalifornia
1523-0000003140St. Joseph's Prep SchoolPhiladelphiaPennsylvania