A south suburban teen is the winner of a patch and logo design contest hosted by the Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana that invited students to create a design celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the learning center.
(Winning design for the Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana's 15th anniversary patch and logo)
According to The Challenger Learner Center, more than 225,000 students have participated in simulated missions to the moon, Mars and beyond since opening its doors in Hammond in 1999. The winning entry is to represent the center's goals of inspiring and engaging students to pursue careers in the critical STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
The winning design, selected by center staff members, was submitted by Jane Bachus from Western Avenue School in Flossmoor, Illinois. Bachus, now a 5th grade student at Western Avenue, had only heard stories about the center from her sister, but recently flew her own mission and was thrilled with the experience.
“I loved that the mission control and the spacecraft were separate, so it seemed so real…one of the best places a kid can go to learn about space,” said Bachus.
“Jane’s design symbolizes the center’s mission in a bright, fun way,” said Becca Manis, director of the center. “We’re so excited to be celebrating 15 years of inspiring students to think about not only their future, but ours.”
For more information about Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana, contact the center at 219-989-3250 or visit www.clcnwi.com.