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Timber Ridge MS student headed to Space Camp thanks to Amazon scholarship

  Timber Ridge Middle School sixth-grader Madison Roberts is one of five Amazon scholarship winners who will attend Space Camp in Alabama this August.

She will attend the camp in Huntsville, Alabama, from August 15-20, 2021.

Five people out of 1,200 applicants won the scholarship that pays for the entire camp.

Roberts wrote an essay outlining why she wanted to go to camp, what she thought she might learn, and how she might use what she learns at camp when she comes home.

“I’ve always wanted to go to Space Camp and become an astronaut or an engineer,” Madison Roberts said.

Roberts’ dad, Nathan, works for Amazon and encouraged his daughter to apply for the internal scholarship.

“Madison has always been interested in space,” Nathan said. “This is a great opportunity for her.”

Roberts’ mom, Gennie, said Amazon supports students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math or STEAM classes.

The company wants to see the next group of young people learn and enjoy STEAM, Gennie said.

Madison said she hopes to learn about the astronaut who have been to space, how to build parts of a rocket, and maybe build a rocket with the team that works there.

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