MISSION, TEXAS — A group of four Mission High School students will soon have a one-of-a-kind experience to help explore the possibilities of aerospace studies after being selected in a statewide aerospace scholars program. The selected were Jasmine Garza, Arturo Guerrero, Flor Benavides, and Andy Garcia.
For high school teachers at Mission High School in Texas, they feel it will be a unique opportunity for the kids. “This is a great opportunity for them, it is great to see these students accept this challenge and interact with some of the top students in the state,” says Eric Gutierrez, a physics teacher at Mission High School.
The group of four students will get a chance to practice their science, technology, engineering, and math skills, which will help them in the future. And although not all them want to be future astronauts, they do believe the program will benefit them. “All types of scientific stuff will help us grow, especially in the future, for the careers we choose,” says Andy Garcia, who is a Junior at Mission High.
For students here in the valley there isn’t much of an opportunity to study aerospace, so for them they’re not wasting time and they are already getting to work on their first assignment.
After the completion of their program, the students will have the opportunity to participate in a six-day residential summer program at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.