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BGCL members enjoy ride of their lives through JetBlue Aviation Career Education camp

July 22, 2019

For two youth members, summer camp involved the ride of their lives - piloting a single propeller plane to Washington, D.C.

As part of JetBlue's Aviation Career Education (ACE) three-day camp for middle and high school students, Grace H. and Marielis R. visited air traffic control towers at Boston's Logan Airport and Bridgewater Air Park Airport, piloted simulators and toured the official plane of the Boston Celtics.

Neither student had traveled in an airplane, let alone fly one, which made their experiences all the more memorable. In Washington, D.C., they toured the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum and visited the Washington Monument and Lincoln and World War II memorials.

Marlielis, a rising senior at Central Catholic High School, is planning to pursuing aerospace engineering. Grace, a rising freshman at Central Catholic, is also considering the field.

"I am extremely grateful for this amazing and unforgettable experience," Grace says. "My whole perspective has changed!"

 

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There are currently over 150 members of the 1891 Club, the most prestigious donor society at the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence.