Beaumont Magnet fourth-grader Dossie Nichols to be surprised with announcement that her design has been selected to go to space on Mission 9 in late January. She will be gifted with framed print of her patch.
Knox County elementary schools took part in the Mission 9 Patch Design Contest—a design competition held in conjunction with the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program (SSEP) that encourages the creation of a mission patch. Approximately 1,800 students in grades K-4 created patches representing their communities. Art teachers from each school narrowed down the top designs, and submitted 98 patches from 11 elementary schools to a group of 600 high school students who chose the top eight. The top designs were posted on the Knox County Schools website for community voting.
Executive Director of Innovation and School Improvement Daphne Odom, Beaumont Magnet administrators