Seminole Ridge High School graduate Haley Larson recently had the opportunity to visit the Lantana home of Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who, through his home and recollection, took her on a tour of NASA history. Mitchell was the lunar module pilot on the Apollo 14 mission, commanded by fellow astronaut Alan Shepard. Both were slated to be part of the Apollo 13 mission, but Shepard, said Mitchell, “had issues with his ears, and [had to] wait for the next mission, even though NASA had cleared him to go.” As it turned out, Mitchell and Shepard were instrumental in bringing back the Apollo 13 astronauts.
Harding Honored as Carson Scholar — Madeline Harding has been chosen to represent Seminole Ridge High School as the nominee for the Carson Scholars Fund. The purpose of the Carson Scholars Fund is to recognize outstanding students in the United States in grades 4-11 who exemplify academic excellence and humanitarian qualities. Only one student per school is nominated. If chosen, Madeline will receive a $1,000 scholarship, a medal, a certificate of achievement, a school trophy and an invitation to the regional banquet. The school congratulates Madeline Harding as the nominee for Seminole Ridge High School.
ABOVE: Haley Larson with Edgar Mitchell.