Students to take part in aerospace scholars program
March 26, 2013
Seven local students have been accepted into Phase One of the Washington Aerospace Scholars Program at the Museum of Flight.
Affiliated with NASA and the University of Washington, the program is a free, competitive, science, technology, engineering and mathematics program for high school juniors.
This year’s participants are Amber Dannis, Priyanka Kompella, Grant Vaska and Austin Weinstein, of Issaquah High School; Jeremy Stroming, of Liberty High School; and Kevin Liu and Zachary Freedel, of Skyline High School.
The students are among the 285 student applicants from 117 public, private and home-school organizations who applied earlier this year. They are among 218 students still participating in the program. Having already completed five online lessons, they will spend the next three months continuing to compete for one of the 160 slots available in a Summer Residency session held at The Museum of Flight in June and July.
Applications for the 2013-14 program will be available late summer at www.museumofflight.org/was. Participants must be high school juniors, United States citizens and Washington state residents with a 3.0 minimum grade point average.