On Monday, September 8, 1,000 feet above the Prairie campus, a Cessna 182 airplane flew over the 50th Anniversary Founder’s Day activities. The pilot was a current Prairie School 9th grader and member of the 2014 Young Aviators summer program. Scott Sellers, current parent, pilot and co-founder of the Young Aviators STEM program, also captured photographs of the student body, faculty and staff ‘50’ formation that will forever document this remarkable event.
Earlier this summer, three Prairie students participated in the summer program offered to all Racine area students. Inspired by the joy of flying and STEM education, students study aerodynamics, principles of flight, flight physics, navigation, flight planning, aviation weather and other flying related subjects. Since 2008, 68 students (between the ages of 14-18) have enrolled in the program of which 21 have been Prairie students.
Students who are interested in STEM through aviation, or who are curious about real-world applications of chemistry, physics and math, are encouraged to contact the Young Aviators committee at [email protected] Download the Young Aviators brochure for additional information.
Pictured – Prairie School Young Aviators class of 2014 (Samantha Smiley, Eli Vass & Michael Porter) and Scott Sellers with the Cessina 182