GILFORD — The Zonta Club of the Lakes Region recently made a donation to the WinnAero Aerospace Career Education Academy to assist in underwriting scholarships for youngsters attending this summer's Academy.
The Academy, co-sponsored by the Laconia Airport Authority and the Federal Aviation Administration, holds sessions each summer to make students aware of the variety of career available in the aerospace industry. The activities expose students to aerospace activities and underscore the interrelationship of science, technology, engineering and math in aerospace careers. This summer's academy is scheduled for July 28– August 1 for 6th through 12th grade youngsters and August 4-8 for 3rd through 5th graders.
Academy faculty include a distinguished group of NH certified educators with over 80 years of collective teaching experience in related technology fields, headed up by Director Dan Caron, 2004 Air Force Association McAuliffe Teacher of the Year and 2014 CAP Teacher of the Year.
Applications and tuition information are available at htpp://www.winnaero.org/.
The Lakes Region Zonta Club is proud to support this local educational endeavor for youngsters with talent and interest in the fields of technology, math and science. The Zonta International organization and the Lakes Region Club have long supported women seeking careers in aerospace related fields through the Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowships granted annual to 35 young women pursuing doctoral studies in a related field.
The fellowship program was established in 1938 after the disappearance in the South Pacific of the famed aviator who was a Zonta member. To date Zonta International has awarded 1403 fellowships totally $8.3 million to women from 68 countries. More information about Zonta International and the Amelia Earhart Fellowship Program and be obtained by visiting the website at www.zonta.org.