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11 local students get space training in Alabama

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Chicago area participants in the Honeywell Leadership Challenge included Skyler Streff, Glenview; Patrick Grady, Mundelein; Rohan Shah, Aurora; Stephanie Lee, Schaumburg; Marina Yu, Naperville; Rachel Smith, Downers Grove; Daniel McGarry, Streamwood; and Andy Yates, South Barrington.

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Daniel McGarry of Streamwood stands in front of the Apollo 16 command module at the Honeywell Leadership Challenge.

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Charlie Sinkler of Des Plaines is in the shuttle simulator at the Honeywell Leadership Challenge.

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Patrick Grady of Mundelein climbs the 32-foot pamper pole at the Honeywell Leadership Challenge.

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Stephanie Lee of Schaumburg gets a turn on the zip line at the Honeywell Leadership Challenge.

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Ronnie Stallworth of Lake in the Hills takes a turn in the gravity chair, where he weighs one-sixth of his real weight.

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Parnita Harsh of Naperville is in the multi-axis trainer at the Honeywell Leadership Challenge.

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Rohan Shah of Aurora is in on top of the 32-foot pamper pole at the Honeywell Leadership Challenge.

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Marina Yu of Naperville works on a thermal heat shield design presentation at the Honeywell Leadership Challenge.

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Parnita Harsh of Naperville pilots the shuttle simulator at the Honeywell Leadership Challenge.

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Charlie Sinkler of Des Plaines gets a turn on the zip line at the Honeywell Leadership Challenge.

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Andy Yates of South Barrington is on the zip line at the Honeywell Leadership Challenge.

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Eleven high school students from the North and West suburbs were among 227 students from 30 countries to participate recently in the weeklong Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. Several of the students answered questions about their experiencesl.
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