Green Hope High pupil goes to space program

April 28, 2013 

Jennifer Murphy of Cary attended the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.

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Jennifer Murphy of Cary has been awarded a scholarship to attend the 2013 Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy – which was probably quite a blast. After all, it took place at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.

Jennifer, a student at Green Hope High School in Cary, was among 227 students from 30 countries and 26 U.S. states chosen for the program, which is designed to build leadership skills and to inspire students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

During the weeklong program, Jennifer and the other students spent time in a simulator used for fighter-pilot training, planned space mission scenarios, designed, built and tested their own rockets and met with scientists, engineers and former astronauts to learn about leadership and STEM professions.

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