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Four LWSD students selected as Washington Aerospace Scholars
Four Lake Washington School District (LWSD) students were selected along with 308 other high school juniors from 112 different public, private and home school organizations across Washington to participate in the seventh annual Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS) Program.
The WAS program is a free, competitive, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education program for the state's high school juniors. Its primary goal is to excite and prepare students to pursue careers pathways in STEM fields using a distance-learning curriculum developed in partnership with NASA and the University of Washington (UW).
During the next five months, these Phase One students will complete online academic coursework in order to qualify for one of 160 summer residency session slots. WAS participants also have the option to receive five UW credits in Space and Space Travel (ESS 102) upon on their successful completion of the online WAS curriculum. This course will satisfy the Natural World area of knowledge requirement for graduation from UW.