Soaring Above



2019, 50 years after the first man on the moon. It only seemed fitting for this year's TLA to be space themed. EMIT students were given the task of not only designing model rockets, but also model rovers. The destination, Mars, the mission, to bring back water samples. EMIT students had quite a challenge on hand. Like any other TLA, there were limitations. The rocket and rover could not have any metal parts. Also their dimensions could not exceed 24" x 12". The rocket and rover both had to cover their own respective distances. Added up their distance should have spanned the whole football field and then some.

Overall Outcome

TLA this year was a blast! Literally! Teams launched their rockets and rovers at the start of the new 2019 semester and were met with varying results. The winds were strong on launch day causing some problems but some teams were still able to go the distance of 60 yards. All teams had parachute systems but only a handful had working ones. Unfortunately none of the rovers were able to complete the 40 yard goal, but all rovers were able to gather and keep water samples. Presentations and booths this year were phenomenal. Students truly brought their A game and were able to present their rockets and rovers professionally. 

Signature Sponsors

Harvey Young


Corporate Sponsors

Shangri-La Motel

Sharma Realty & Tax Service

SIVA Computers

Snappy Tax

The Lazy J Ranch

"TJ Turf & Trees, LLC"

"Townley Engineering & MFG Co, Inc."

Tru Hone Corp

W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractor

Weeks Auction Co.

Wisdo Family Medicine

Worldcorp Realty

"Verrando Engineering Co., Inc"

Sponsored By


David A Albright MD PA - Family Practice

Deluca Toyota

Dr. Amy Clunn MD / SIMED Physical Medicine

DSB Fishing

Edward C Lazo  M.D.

Electrical Constructors Inc.

"Environmental Specialists, Inc"

Express Care of Belleview

Gamechanger Athletics


"H & M Mower Sales & Service, Inc"

Hercules Fence Company

Institute of Internal Medicine

KP Studio Architect PA

KWH Cabinet Refacing and Installation

Larry & Rhonda Mack

Linda Albright

Philip Johnson MD PA

Adena Golf and Country Club

"Affordable Child Safe Fence, Inc"

"AH Management Solutions, LLC"

Ashcroft Properties

Automated Business Systems

Bass Well Drilling

Bed & Biscuits Boarding and Training Facility

"Big Pines Hardware & Supply, Inc"

"Booth, Ern, Straughen & Hiott, Inc."

Brantley's Service & Maintenance Inc

Cabrera Tax Accountants

China Lee Buffet

Coldwell Banker Ellison Reality

Commercial Industrial Corp

Consolidated Waste Services Inc

Creative Beginning

"London Engineering & Associates, Inc"

"M. Delcharco, JR., MD, LLC"

Maricamp Animal Hospital

Medicaid Recoveries

"Melisa L. Militello, P.A."

Michael P Stepp General Contractor Inc

Munroe Surgical - Dr. Anthony DeIorio Jr.

Northwest Seafood

Ocala Community Credit Union

Ocala Community Credit Union

Ocala Karate Dojo

Performing Arts Conservatory

Perspective 3000 Inc.

Red Roof Inn

Renstart Medical Research

Rogers Engineering

Sagar Indian Grocery

Contact Us

​Forest High School

Director: Raymond James
5000 SE Maricamp Rd

Ocala, FL 34480
Phone: 352-671-4700