Three Buffalo Students, Teacher Headed to Space Camp

September 27, 2013 Updated Jun 3, 2011 at 11:26 AM EDT

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Three Buffalo Students, Teacher Headed to Space Camp

September 27, 2013 Updated Jun 3, 2011 at 11:26 AM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- In partnership with the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, the Northrop Grumman Foundation is sponsoring three Buffalo Public School students and their teacher for Space Camp this summer.

All are from the Pfc. William J. Grabiarz School of Excellence, and include math teacher Kathy Ellis and sixth-grade student Pedro Cotto, along with seventh-graders Antonio Harris and Joanne Hussey.

Space Camp will be held July 31st – August 6th in Huntsville, Alabama. Northrop Grumman Foundation will fund the cost of the program fee, transportation, housing and food costs associated with participation in the program. All activities within Space Camp correlate to National Science, Math and Technology.

“The students and I are very grateful to the Northrop Grumman Foundation for selecting us for and sponsoring our trip to Space Camp this summer,” Ellis says. “We are all very excited for this opportunity, and we look forward to learning as much as we can and bringing it back to our classrooms in the fall. This will be an unforgettable experience that will last a lifetime.”

The goal for the student component of Space Camp is to inspire and motivate the next generation of explorers, scientists, teachers, and engineers. The Northrop Grumman Foundation sponsorship will provide life-changing experiences to students who have the unlocked potential to excel with the right support ... inspiring them to dream big and to work to make those dreams a reality. The teacher component, called Space Academy for Educators, amplifies that mission by using the excitement of the space program to create an immersive learning environment.