Lindbergh High School student wins NASA award, will chat with rover team Tuesday
ST. LOUIS – A junior at Lindbergh High School is one of 19 students nationwide to win NASA’s You’ve Got Perseverance Award.
Mehtap Akcaoglu will get to participate in a video chat with members of the Perseverance rover team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in La Cañada Flintridge, California.
The video chat will take place Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 11:45 a.m. Akcaoglu will also receive a special message sent directly from the Mars rover.Trending: Wheat pennies could bring you a pretty penny
Nora LaFata, a biology and biomedical science teacher at LHS, nominated Akcaoglu for the award this past November.
Akcaoglu immigrated to the United States from Turkey six years ago. According to a school spokesperson, she’s adjusted to the culture and overcome the language barrier, and become a mentor to others in class.
The You’ve Got Perseverance Award is for students who have demonstrated dedication and determination in their academic pursuits.Copyright 2022 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.