Thursday, September 29, 2011

Girl Scouts Reaching for the Stars in Florida

In Florida, Centro reports that Mari Hernandez was one of six national winners of the national rocket competition Reach for the Stars, presented by Helping Kids Reach for the Stars Program. The cadets are girl scouts who attend sixth, seventh or eighth grade.

Mari, who attends sixth grade at Orange Grove Middle School magnet, had the opportunity to launch her own rocket in the Astronaut Hall of Fame, which was later signed by astronauts Winston Scott and Jon McBride.

A year ago, Mari came to the competition by chance when her mother wanted her to attend a summer STEM program.