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25 Schools from Four Counties Compete in Annual Drone Event

Friday, May 04, 2018
 
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WHO:   
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Middle and High School Students, Teachers, District Staff, Students from Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and St. Lucie Counties
 
WHAT:   
More than 100 student pilots showcase their skills and learn about future aeronautical careers at this year’s drone competition. This year’s theme, “Fly Like an Eagle,” is dedicated to the students, staff and families of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
  
WHEN:   
Saturday, May 5, 2018, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
 
Schedule of Events:
High School Student Competition
9 a.m. – Opening ceremony
11 a.m. – Finals
Noon – Awards ceremony
 
Middle School Student Competition
2 p.m. – Opening ceremony
4 p.m. – Finals
4:30 p.m. – Awards ceremony
 
WHERE: 
Blanche Ely High School
1201 NW 6th Avenue
Pompano Beach, FL 33060
 
WHY:     
This annual competition celebrates International Drone Day on May 5, 2018. More than 150 countries and tens of thousands of students will participate around the world in this event organized by the Academy of Model Aeronautics.
 
 
MEDIA ARE INVITED TO COVER THIS EVENT.
 
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