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Grand Forks Public Schools Announce Space Camp Attendees

News Release                                                  

For Immediate Release                                                                

April 8, 2019

Grand Forks Public Schools Announce Space Camp Attendees


GRAND FORKS, N.D. – A 6th grade student from South Middle School has been selected to attend the 2019 Summer Space Camp, held July 7-12 in Huntsville, Ala.

Jordan Peters will attend the camp with Andrea Guthridge, a 6th grade science teacher at South Middle School.

Peters wrote an essay regarding his interest in attending Space Camp, how Space Camp will positively impact him as a student, and his career aspirations. A three-member panel of district administrators selected the winning entry.

The mission of Space Camp is to provide students and teachers educational experiences in space science and aviation. The program incorporates real-world applications of science, technology, engineering, and math education (STEM).

While at Space Camp, Peters will take a simulated mission to the International Space Station, the moon, or Mars; design, build, and launch a model rocket; and train like an astronaut on the 1/6th Gravity Chair and the Multi-Axis Trainer. Guthridge will work with NASA-developed lesson plans, meet an astronaut, and build and launch rockets.

The all-expenses-paid opportunity is sponsored by the Northrop Grumman Foundation. This is the sixth consecutive year the foundation has sponsored a student from Grand Forks Public Schools.

“The goal of Space Camp is to inspire and motivate the next generation of explorers, scientists, and engineers. We are very grateful to the Northrop Grumman Foundation on continuing to provide this exciting learning opportunity to our community. Jordan and Andrea will be terrific representatives for Grand Forks Public Schools,” said Eric Ripley, Executive Director of Career and Technical Education.