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 By Larry LaCom    Community    June 9, 2018 

Model rocketeers take off

Excitement was on overload as Tehachapi 4th and 5th graders were treated to a rewarding rocket launch day May 30 at the Tehachapi Municipal Airport. Their model rockets were launched amid loud...

 
 By Larry LaCom    Community    May 26, 2018

Elementary students learn rocketry first-hand

One of the great benefits of being a school kid in Tehachapi is the presence of so many dedicated volunteers from aerospace, aviation, engineering and related fields. These volunteers regularly...

 

Student-built airplane taking shape

The Build-a-Plane project for high school students in Tehachapi is looking less like an assortment of sheet metal parts and more like an airplane that will fly. The Tehachapi Society of Pilots (TSP)...

 

Tehachapi High School Robotics Team takes top honors

Over the weekend of March 22 through 25, the Tehachapi High School robotics team took home the most prestigious award, the Chairman's Award, from the regional robotics competition in Las Vegas. This...

 
 By Larry LaCom    Community    March 3, 2018

THS Robotics Team meets the challenge

On Saturday, February 24, FIRST Robotics Team 585, based at Tehachapi High School, held the public unveiling of the robot they've built to meet the 2018 FIRST Robotics challenge. The festivities...

 
 By Larry LaCom    Community    March 3, 2018

Major progress on High School build-a-plane program

On Feb. 26, I took another trip to Tehachapi Municipal Airport to check in on the progress of the airplane building project. Things are progressing rapidly. The beginnings of a fuselage, wing and...

 

Destination Imagination inspires Students

There's a house in Bear Valley that twice a week hosts a gathering of school kids working on their projects. These projects stand a good chance of getting them into an international competition. Many...

 

High School Build-a-Plane Program takes off

A fortunate and lively group of high school students from the Tehachapi area is taking advantage of a special class in building a small airplane. This is a hands-on project in which the students...

 

Tehachapi High School Robotics Team gets a new challenge

The Tehachapi High School FIRST Robotics Team assembled at THS on Saturday, Jan. 6 for a "Reveal" in which the rules and specifications for a new season's challenge were live-streamed to all of the...

 

Tehachapi High School Robotics Challenge continues

These high school students are busy! Tehachapi High School's robotics team is one of only 30 schools out of over 3,000 nationwide that is certified as a beta test center for new software rollouts in...

 

Burpee and Kick-a-Thon raises funds for Wounded Heroes

Tehachapi Martial Arts Center and Indian Hills CrossFit hosted a fundraiser on Nov. 11 to support the Wounded Heroes Fund of Kern County. It was held on the mat at Tehachapi Martial Arts Center and...

 

Students Robotics Challenge is moving along

The Tehachapi High School's Robotics challenge for all Tehachapi students from 1st through 12th grade has made significant progress since the first article that appeared in The Loop in September. This...

 

Historic Kawaiisu Preserve opens in Bear Valley Springs

Imagine 3,000 years ago, during the warmer months, a gathering of Kawaiisu families (or Nüwa people, as they call themselves) on a rocky mountaintop shaded by large oaks overlooking a beautiful...

 

Robots return to Tehachapi High School

Tehachapi High School is hosting its third annual Tehachapi First Team robotics challenges for all students from first grade through 12th grade. The age-appropriate challenges are divided up into...

 

2017 Old Timers Reunion

Tehachapi Recreation & Park District just hosted the 2017 Old Timers Reunion in Philip Marx Central Park on Aug. 6, and by all measures, it was a success. The event was well attended, and a good...

 
 By Larry LaCom    Community    July 22, 2017

Interview with Eric Scarlett

Eric Scarlett is one of Tehachapi's claims to fame. If you've ever wondered who built the world's largest barbecue grill, or the world's biggest motorcycle, look no further than Bear Valley Springs,...

 
 By Larry LaCom    Community    June 10, 2017

Golden Hills Elementary School Kindergarten 'Dancing with the Stars' event

On Thursday June 1, the kindergarteners from Golden Hills Elementary delighted their parents, families and friends with a "Dancing with the Stars" event at Jacobsen Middle School's gymnasium. Six...

 
 By Larry LaCom    Community    May 13, 2017

Meet Tehachapi's Destination Imagination Team

Destination Imagination www.destinationimagination.org is an international organization that provides kids with opportunities to enhance their education by forming teams that participate in...

 

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