Entries Sought For Aerospace Education Teacher Of The Year Award

The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) is seeking entries for the 25th annual A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year Award which includes a $1,500 cast stipend.

Since its creation in 1986, the award, named after the first person to fly above Mach 2, recognizes and rewards public school teachers in grades K-12 for outstanding achievements in aerospace education. Nominations will be examined by a review committee of aerospace

industry and education professionals for documentation of a teacher’s effectiveness, creativity, and ability to maintain high standards for their students and themselves. Aerospace should comprise the core subject batter of their curricula.

The stipend will be presented to the winner at the National Aviation Hall of Fame President’s Reception and dinner July 15th ant the National Museum of the U.S. air Force in Dayton, OH.

Research test pilot Scott Crossfield, was enshrined in the NAHF in 1983 because of his contributions as a naval aviation, aerospace engineer, and test pilot. Crossfield was not only the first person to fly successfully at speeds above Mach 2 and Mach 3, he was the first to fly the X-15. He also contributed to the safety of manned spaceflight.

The deadline for nominations is May 1.