Contact:Joel Keefer, Community Relations Officer (716) 661-3390

Date:December 14, 2010

2011 Space Camp Scholarship Recipients Announced

Jamestown: The Lucile M. Wright Air Museum Scholarship is now in its 21st year and provides eligible applicants the opportunity to procure funds to be used towards a trip to U.S. Space Camp. Hosted by the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, Space Camp provides educational programs for children in various age groups and adults with the intent to promote science, engineering, aviation and exploration.

Following comprehensive interviews at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, three local students were chosen as Lucile M. Wright Air Museum Scholarship winners. This year’s recipients are Debra Zibreg, Megan MacDonald, and Ryan Webb.

Mrs. Zibreg is a Masters student at SUNY Fredonia. She also substitute teaches at a number of local schools, and loves teaching kids, especially the disadvantaged. She wants to use her experience at Space Camp as part of her classroom lessons.

Ms. MacDonald, a junior at Falconer Central School, is an honor roll student. She is a class officer and is a Civil Air Patrol Cadet. Her primary interest is aviation, with her goal of attending the Air Force Academy upon her graduation from high school. 

Mr. Webb is also a junior, and attends Cuba-Rushford Central School. Academically, Mr. Webb excels with math and science being of particular interest to him. He is on the Varsity Swim Team, Cross Country Team, and runs Track. He also works as a lifeguard at Cuba-Rushford Central School.

The intent of the Lucile M. Wright Air Museum Scholarship Fund is to reinforce interest in the sciences with the potential of this leading to a career in aviation. This Fund was established at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation by Mr. David Blossom in 1989 in memory of Lucile M. Wright. 


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