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Students Travel to NASA

March 08, 2023

On March 1st, five students from WHS boarded a charter bus to head to Houston, TX and compete in a Space Settlement Design Competition at NASA.  Seniors Nick Alingh, Xzavier Hyndman, Hannah Pigott, BreAnna Miller, and Kayla Hughes were accompanied by WHS Physics Teacher Mr. De Vos.  They were able to visit Galveston, walk the beach along the Gulf of Mexico, and tour Rocket Park all while down in Houston along with participating in the competition.  They all worked diligently with their respective groups to come up with a Space Settlement Design for the moon to be inhabited by 300 people.  They were responsible for figuring out schematics, calculating living space dimensions, food and water quantities, and all the methodology to make it happen.  They did an amazing job!  Congratulations to BreAnna Miller for being part of the winning team! 


HUGE BRAVES THANK YOU to the Cherokee Education Foundation and the Cherokee Flying Club for providing generous donations that made this trip affordable for the students.


If you have any questions about the trip, please don't hesitate to ask any of the students who participated or contact Mr. De Vos (jidevos@ccsd.k12.ia.us)



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