From Tom Nolan:
I received this wonderful email from a boy who wrote to me after last year’s Space, STEM and Your Future (SSYF) events, and again now to let us know that he is excited to have tickets to this year’s SSYF events.
To me, this young man has already launched his career, lifted up by One Giant Leap Australia Foundation. He is an example of why we put in the hours and effort. Jackie and I were talking yesterday about encouraging young people to do good things; giving them good goals and good mentors to keep their lives moving forward. What we do keeps them heading the right direction and staying away from harmful “attractions” that the world offers but steals their innocence and chance at a good life. Too many are falling for the false lies of our culture, but each person who attends OGL events is better for doing so.
I am so very grateful, both personally and professionally, to be a part of One Giant Leap Australia Foundation. No matter what careers any of these students choose, they are given a gift to believe and become and achieve more than anyone could imagine. They are shown that the impossible is temporary, and that hard work and perseverance brings the greatest rewards. And we also encourage the adults; the “citizen scientists”, and the parents who only want to see their children grow and learn and become happy, responsible, and productive citizens themselves.
So, thank you, Henry, for attending, and writing, and continuing along your trajectory to be the best Henry that you can be. You lift me up!
Hi, my name is Henry! (Do you remember me?)
Sorry it has been so long!!!!! I’m very happy to say that my dad has tickets to One Giant Leap Australia Foundation event this year (again!) and can see you again! I haven’t lost any interest (Luckily!). I have been busy following your advice doing activities like building model rockets, learning how to use AutoCAD, rebuilding engines and learning how to use tools. I have been very successful with all my projects including my latest one, the Greeny 8000, an engine I designed that runs on compressed air. I’m bringing it to Sydney so you can see it running too! Basically, it’s a school project that I blew right out of the park. (not literally!) I have more information I’ll share in Sydney
See you at Sydney (21st July)! 😉 Bye!!!! 😊 >.<