Imagine spending a week in a state you have never been to, meeting around 200 new people and working together to successfully perform space missions.
This was a reality for Megan Bush, a junior at Frontier High School. Megan attended an aerospace program where she learned about aviation and the space program in Huntsville, Ala., in late February and early March.
"This program was specifically for kids whose parents worked for a company called Honeywell," said Megan. "There was an application process and I was lucky to be chosen out of over 1,000 applicants throughout many countries.
"There were around 200 people from about 30 different countries," Megan said. "The majority of the students were from the United Kingdom."
During an average day at the program, Megan worked with flight simulations and completed various space missions with her assigned group.
"The whole idea of the program is being able to work with people you never met before and learning to trust them," Megan said.
She is not sure what she wants to do in the future, but she did want to gain experience by stepping outside of her comfort zone.
"The program taught me a lot more than learning about rockets and space missions," Megan said. "I learned to become more confident and work as a team even though I didn't know anyone."
Kiara Catanzaro is a senior at Frontier High School.