Leonard siblings Cody and Sierra Musial know that failure is not an option.
Cody and Sierra Musial, both fifth-grade students at Leonard Elementary School, have been awarded full scholarships to Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
Cody and Sierra will attend one week of camp there this summer.
In applying, both had to write two essays, complete a science project, draw a mission patch, submit three letters of recommendation and submit transcript information and test scores from the school.
This will be their third year attending the camp.
Cody received the camp’s Academic Achievement Scholarship and will attend Space Camp while Sierra received the Leadership Scholarship and will attend the robotics-focused Space Camp Robotics.
At Space Camp Robotics, Sierra will learn how to design and engineer robots to function on land, in the air and underwater. Trainees are immersed in teamwork and leadership skills in a simulated business environment where winning proposal teams design and build robots, according to spacecamp.com.
At Space Camp, Cody will learn about space hardware and the history and future of space exploration. He will participate in fun activities like constructing and launching a rocket and training like an astronaut.
Both Cody and Sierra said they are looking forward to all of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) -focused activities they will do during the six-day camp.
“The activities are always really fun, but they also teach you things,” Sierra said.
Cody, who said he’s interested in someday becoming an aeronautical engineer, said he’s excited to return to the camp.