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A basket raffle set for June 7 in Wellsville to send families of talented 5th-graders to Florida space launch


The 5th Grade Science Club will travel to the Kennedy Space Center later this month


Getting a group of four Wellsville elementary school 5th-graders to Florida to watch their science project get launched into space was the easy part.

Getting the rest of the families there is the hard part!

On Wednesday, June 7 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. there will be a 5th Grade Science Club Basket Raffle at the Wellsville Elementary School. The raffle will help offset costs for the families to go with their children to Florida.  Wellsville School Superintendent David Foster reports that the school district will pay for the students and advisors travel expenses.

Click HERE to go to the Facebook page for the raffle.

The students are Adeline Brubaker, Samuel Green, Zia Muska and Maggie Viglietta.

As part of a club project, the students said they cared about the health and well-being of astronauts and space travelers.

The experiment they came up with will be launched into space during the Mission 17 to ISS (International Space Station) this summer.

Thanks to fifth-grade teachers Stephanie Viglietta and Dan Allen starting a science club, Wellsville elementary students had their work picked to go into space over ideas from other high schools.

“We are like scientists because we are studying something in outer space,” said Brubaker.

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