More good news for Kiera Wilmot!

Kiera Wilmot Gets Scholarship to Space Academy

The generous offer came from former NASA engineer Homer Hickam

by #teamEBONY, May 17, 2013

More good news for Kiera Wilmot!

More good news for Kiera Wilmot!

More good news for Kiera Wilmot!

When news broke of the severe punishment facing Wilmot over a science experiment, she received widespread support from thousands of people across the country; including former NASA engineer Homer Hickam. 

Hickam’s famous memior – Rocket Boys – was turned into a film called October Sky, starring Jake Gyllenhaal. He can identify with Wilmot’s situation; he himself had the police called on him for a science experiment he conducted as a young man.

As a show of support, Hickam awarded Kiera a scholarship to attend the United States Advanced Space Academy (ASA), a branch of the famous Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama!

Read it at Black Youth Project.



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