June 3, 2004, the students at Camelot Elementary School in Chesapeake,
Virginia attended a NASA
Student Involvement Program (NSIP) Awards Ceremony held at their
school. The class of Ms. Jasmine Charity was awarded first place
in the Science and Technology Journalism: 2-4 for their submission
of the paper entitled "First Flight Centennial Celebration".
The paper documented the First Flight Celebrations at Kill Devil
Hills, North Carolina, the history of flight, and the advancements
that have been made since. The students receiving this award were:
- DeVaun Straw
- J'nele Chappelle
- Jaylyn Lassiter
Grigsby, a Computer Security Official for the Airborne Systems and
Flight Research Services Competencies, and Certified Information
Systems Security Professional (CISSP), presented the awards to the
students and teachers. Mr. Grigsby has the distinction of being
a direct relation to the Wright brothers.
at the event was Dr. Linda Hayden, Principal Investigator fo the
NASA Network and Resources Training Site
(NRTS). NRTS is a resource for the NSIP and a sponsor of the
Math Sprint Competitions
held at Camelot. She spoke to the students on believing that they
could be a mathemetician, a researcher, a scientist, or an engineer
and that they were needed in these fields.
|| The NASA
Student Involvement Program (NSIP) is a national program of six
investigations and design challenges for grades K-12 that link students
directly with NASA's exciting missions of exploration and discovery.
The NASA Student Involvement Program supports national
education standards for science, mathematics, technology, and geography.
By participating, students will
"science as inquiry" skills
- Work collaboratively
as team members
- Apply computer
and Internet skills
- Learn core
concepts of Earth and space science
science, mathematics, technology, and geography concepts
- Learn to
communicate more clearly and effectively.