By Jayme Taylor, Communication Manager, Clover Park School District
Ashley Cribb, a junior from Harrison Preparatory School, was selected as a 2011 Washington Aerospace Scholar. The Washington Aerospace Scholar program is for high school juniors and emphasizes science, technology, engineering and math and encourages students to consider careers in those fields.
During phase one of the program, Cribb is working to complete distance learning with a NASA-designed curriculum at home. The curriculum consists of individual lessons and a final project. From there, Cribb will be eligible for the second phase—a six-day summer residency hosted by the Museum of Flight. Only the top 160 students from phase one will make it to phase two. The residency features hands-on engineering events related to the design of a human mission to Mars. Participants will be involved in a multitude of science-based activities with aerospace professionals and attend tours and field trips.
“I’ve really enjoyed learning more about science and space so far,” said Cribb. “I’d like to study in the medical field after graduation, so anything I can do to boost my science knowledge is helpful.”
Cribb, 17, is a member of her school’s Ultimate Frisbee Team and Knowledge Bowl. She is the daughter of Lawrence and Emily Cribb.