Dreams of attaining jobs such as astronaut or professional athlete may fade with age, but one Sheridan Junior High School seventh grade student's dream may have just received a boost.
Sheridan Junior High School 7th Grader Kayli Turlington was awarded a scholarship to space camp along with a $1,000 travel voucher on Thursday at the junior high.
Laurie Graves, Big Horn Elementary School teacher was 2011 Wyoming state teacher of the year. Graves attended space camp in Huntsville, Alabama last summer where she was given one scholarship to award a student. She worked with Senator Bruce Burns to make sure there was travel money for the student who she picked. Burns asked her to accept applicants from all of Sheridan County. Graves received nine and removed all names from essays to pick the winner. She says she was impressed by all of the applicants, Kayli just showed a passion for astronomy she was looking for.
Kayli tells us about her aspirations of becoming an astronaut and a little about space camp.
She can choose several times between now and July to take her trip. The camp is held in Huntsville at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center One Tranquility Base.