Washougal junior advances in aerospace program

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Washougal — David Choi, Washougal High School junior, is one of the 160 top students to advance to Phase 2 of the Washington Aerospace Scholars. WAS is a program for high school juniors from Washington with interest in engineering, math, technology and science.

Phase 1 of the program included a NASA-designed curriculum of 10 lessons and a final project. Phase 2 consists of a six-day summer trip hosted by the Museum of Flight. It includes hands-on engineering, briefings from experts and designing a human mission to Mars.

State Rep. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, joined Choi and his family at the June 24 graduation luncheon. Rivers, according to the press release, was impressed with his accomplishments and the programs curriculum that was helping develop the next generation of aerospace leaders.