Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Cleveland Area Student Wins First Place in Worldwide Youth Art Competition

Experts from around the world gathered from April 11-15th at the International Academy of Astronautics Humans in Space Symposium to examine current human space exploration knowledge, plan future human space flight goals, and discuss working together to create the “Next Golden Age of Human Space Flight.”

In conjunction with this event, children ages 10-17 from every country were invited to submit their ideas about the future of human space flight and why it is important via visual, literary, musical or video art.

Ten year-old, Kehley Coleman, was awarded the Humans in Space Symposium Youth Art Competition Award for her literary submission entitled “The Journey to Space”. She was awarded first place in her age group in the Short Story subgenre and second place in her age group overall. Her short story was selected from 550 entries from around the world and was announced at the Humans in Space Symposium opening ceremony at NASA-Johnson Space Center.

Coleman is a 5th grade student at Menlo Park Academy in West Park and resides in Avon. She stated, “I really enjoyed writing the story. I just took what I know about space and what I know about writing and combined the two.” Her story can be seen at the Youth Art Online Gallery at www.humansinspaceart.org.

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