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Raleigh County boy named winner in national rocket competition

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BECKLEY -

Raleigh County kid is shooting for the stars.

Aidan Dieghan won the Reach for the Stars national rocket competition at the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine on Monday. The competition is part of the Rocket Boys Festival.

Dieghan won a trophy and will get to launch rockets from the Homer Hickam Field at Space Camp in the  U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

Organizers said it's the chance of a lifetime.

To learn how you can participate in this year's rocket competition or for more information just go to rocketboysfestival.com.