Class of 1961      Merrillville High School 

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1961 Science Club Rocket Project

In 1961 the MHS Science Club built and successfully launched a rocket. In 2016, with the help of Tom Bothwell, Bernie Orelup and Jim Vermillion, Merrillville High School created a display commemorating the event. This display would not have been possible without contributions of memorbilia, including the rocket itself, from Stanley Semokaitis, Bill Lemley and others. This page is dedicated to that project.