Just this week Wright Seaplane Base, Inc. (WSBI) provided a scholarship to one deserving child at West Carrollton Middle School, to attend Air Camp USA at Wright State University. Liam Chidester, an 8th grader at West Carrollton Middle, will be graduating from Air Camp this Friday after spending a week immersed in learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
Air Camp USA is an elite aviation themed program that explores STEM learning and educational values for middle school students, who attend from across the US.
WSBI recognizes the importance to encourage and promote STEM educational programs, which is why we teamed with West Carrollton Superintendent, Doctor Clifford and Mr. Curell, Executive Director of Air Camp USA, Inc. to promote STEM programs within the West Carrollton middle school district. We are a non-profit organization. And we are proud and dedicated citizens for the preservation and development of the West Carrollton community. That is why supporting our younger generations through an adventurous aviation twist to a STEM scholarship program, such as Air Camp USA, is so important to WSBI. It harkens back to our foundation of aviation history. We truly hope the infectiousness of flight, aviation and/or aeronautics captures ahold of Liam and other students as well to spark a new interest in STEM programs. And, of course, leads future generations to NASA, Aeronautical Universities, or even Human Systems and/or Engineering collegiate educational programs. STEM has certainly opened many successful doors to many of the board members for WSBI; we hope it will do the same for Liam.
At WSBI, our primary mission is preserving and sharing the Wright Brothers’ philosophy of flight and Orville’s efforts that contributed to the development of Hydro Aero-plane technology. And if we can encourage our younger generation along the way, think how much better our community of West Carrollton and surrounding communities can be. Just as Wilbur and Orville were encouraged as young children to read, explore, and learn all they could. We wish to do the same for middle school children through our WSBI/Air Camp Scholarship each year and bring forth new generations of inventors and inspiring citizens.
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By L. Manresa