Boston Celtics Forward Kelly Olynyk Visited Students at Winthrop Middle School as part of the Launch of the “JetBlue Rookie Flight Crew”

26 students were challenged on how to learn to build a fully functioning model plane
Feb 3, 2017 10:25 AM ET
Press Release

BOSTON, February 3, 2017 – Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk, mascot “Lucky” the Leprechaun and JetBlue crewmembers s visited students at Winthrop Middle School as part of the launch of the new aviation program, “JetBlue Rookie Flight Crew.”

“I had a great time building model airplanes with the students,” Boston Celtics Forward Kelly Olynyk said. “The students were excited to work on their aviation projects which was great! I can’t wait to see what their planes will look at the end of this program”.

“We are excited to partner with the Boston Celtics to encourage STEM education,” said Ronda McLeod, manager regional marketing, JetBlue. “The biggest hurdle to a career in aviation is limited access. Through various education partnerships and our company sponsored foundation, JetBlue is working to eliminate barriers and encouraging excitement around STEM education as early as possible in student’s academic careers.”

The “JetBlue Rookie Flight Crew” was challenged to work through a STEM Curriculum where they learned how to build a fully functioning model plane. Over the course of (4) weeks JetBlue Crew Members will visit the Rookie Crew to check on their progress and give their insight into the aviation careers. Upon completion of the program, students will compete in an obstacle course utilizing all they have learned over the course of the curriculum to see if their planes have what it takes to be an All Star.

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Heather Walker
Boston Celtics
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