(Calexico student goes through Astronaut Training)…Karen Armenta was one of six High School students chosen for the Training.
Armenta attends Vincent Memorial High School in Calexico. She was one of six in the nation awarded a scholarship to attend the 2014 Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy at the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The International program is designed to build the students leadership skills and inspire the next generation of students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Armenta was able to participate in simulated Shuttle Missions, weightlessness training, simulated jet-fighter pilot training, scenario-based space-walking missions, designing, building and testing rockets and she was able to meet top scientists, engineers and former astronauts.