Space Camp Scholarships Awarded

December 17, 2021

The King George Education Foundation (KGEF) recently selected two King George County School students to receive full scholarships for Space Camp next summer. The winners, Miss Lindsey Hathorne and Miss Sydney Landreth will attend Space Camp at the US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL next summer. These scholarships are open to King George students in the 5th Grade and pay for tuition, roundtrip airfare between Richmond and Huntsville, as well as local ground transportation between the Huntsville airport and Space Camp. The total cost for each scholarship is over $2,200.

KGEF is able to fund these scholarships thanks to the generous contributions of Broadwood Advanced Technologies and Harrison Handy Services. The selection process is merit based and reviews nearly 30 data points to select the winner. This year’s scholarship had 12 applications that were reviewed by a selection committee comprised of King George County School STEM teachers, retired senior engineers, and Adult Advanced Space Academy alumni.

The two winners, Miss Landreth and Miss Hathorne, were stunned to silence upon hearing they were selected as this year’s winners. In her application Lindsey Hathorne said “I love science, but not science classes. I want to attend space camp because you get to experience science for what it is. Space is something I have always liked, but when we started to learn about it, I started to like it less and less. The reason I want to go to space camp is so I can love space again.” Sydney Landreth said “I would like to go to Space Camp to learn about the different planets, astronauts, and how astronauts breathe in their suits…(and) about galaxies and stars like the Milky Way and the sun.”