LIVERMORE -- Students at Joe Michell Elementary School put their science knowledge to the test with a special rocket launching Oct. 25.

The students spent two weeks working with volunteer John Hogan, a Michell alumnus, to study rocket science and created their own Joe Michell-themed rockets.

On the big day, many rockets made it 100 feet into the sky or more.

Rocketry is one of many programs offered as part of the school's after-school enrichment classes.

-- Kelly Gust, Staff