Beville's "Magnificent 8" Soar in NASA's Moon Pod Essay Contest!

Congratulations to the "Magnificent 8!" (6th and 7th Graders from Ms. Collins' Science Classes) NASA’s moon pod essay contest has come to an end. Semifinalists were announced Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Finalists will be announced Wednesday, April 7, 2021.  

The “Magnificent 8” received honorable recognition, official certificates from NASA, and an invitation to a virtual event with NASA astronaut, Ricky Arnold. Plus, a digital copy of their essays will be sent to the moon, on the real Artemis expedition scheduled for later in 2021.

14,000 students from around the nation applied to the contest. Only 52 middle school students were selected for the semi-finals.   

The Magnificent 8 (Alphabetical Order by First Names)

Alayja Rogers

Bairon Urrutia Bermudez

Ikraan Mohamed

Kevin Lazo Palacios

Miriam Rueda Lopez

Mujtaba F. Awan

Nevae Nelson

Zahra Sanjeeda


Link: Moon Pod Essay Contest Announcement Page 

Way to go!!