Future Scientists aiming for the Stars

On Nov. 1, Jerry Bultman, came to talk to gifted program. He hoped to encourage a new generation of scientists (Photo by TDent).

On Nov. 1, Jerry Bultman, came to talk to gifted program. He hoped to encourage a new generation of scientists (Photo by TDent).

Alivia Bates, Staff Writer

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On Friday, Nov. 1st, an old friend of Brett Gearheart, gifted teacher, spoke to students. The man, Jerry Bultman, works for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA. 

Bultman told the students his life story and how events in his life lead to an interest in space. “He talked to us about a lot of majors he took and a lot of things he would do at NASA,” Luke Bunker, 10, said. 

Some students believed the reason why Bultman was asked to speak was to spark an interest in a different career path. Other students believed he was asked to speak as motivation for students in the gifted program to use their gift for purposes of importance. Truly, Bultman came in with the intention of motivating a future generation of scientists.

Any student was allowed to attend Bultman’s lecture, but it was aimed towards students in Gearharts gifted program. The event was not publicized to students outside of the program. 

“Personally, no, I don’t have an interest in working for NASA, but I do think it’s a good talk for anyone who might’ve been interested in science,” Kaitlyn Wilson, 10, said. 

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