Warhawks fly at summer space camp

For some students, summer time was spent at the pool. For three Daleville High School students, summer time meant learning about science and more at space camp.

Austin Horne, Alex Peters and Leah Steward attended the Space Academy for Leading Students in Alabama (SALSA) at the Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville May 26-31.

According to a press release from the center, the weeklong camp “promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), while training students with hands-on activities and missions based on teamwork, leadership and problem solving.”

The students had the opportunity to train with a team to fly a simulated space mission to the International Space Station (ISS), Mars or the Moon and participate in an extra-vehicular activity (EVA) and other experiments.

“Space Camp operates year-round in Huntsville and uses astronaut training techniques to engage trainees in real-world applications of STEM subjects,” the release states. “Students sleep in quarters designed to resemble the ISS and train in simulators like those used by NASA.”

Student astronauts had early mornings and busy days participating in learning activities.

“We'd start the day early at 6:30 a.m. and have breakfast, then do a couple of learning activities and go to lunch around noon,” Steward said. “After lunch, we would go to the simulators. We'd have dinner around 5 p.m. and do a couple of learning exercises and group activities, and then we would head back to the habitats (dorms) around 8 p.m. and be in bed by 9:30 p.m.” 

Horne said each day was different, even if the schedule seemed to follow the same pattern.

“We didn’t really know what we would do during the day until it came,” he said. “We were always wondering what would be next.” 

Of course, each of the students had their favorite activity from the week. For Peters, a fun park ride was her favorite experience at camp.

“My favorite activity was the Moon Shot, which is a thrill ride at the rocket park where you shoot up in the air and then you come back down slowly, similar to the Dr. Doom ride at Universal Studios Florida,” she said. “It was my favorite because it was extremely fast and I enjoyed watching the reactions of the other people on the ride with me.”

Steward said she enjoyed connecting with her assigned group during camp.

“My favorite activity to do at space camp was the group activities,” she said. “It brought my team a lot closer together, and it was a lot more fun having others with me.”

Horne said he had a hard time choosing a favorite activi

Chamber, Southeast Alabama Works celebrates partnership

Chamber, Southeast Alabama Works celebrates partnership
The Daleville Area Chamber of Commerce celebrates its partnership with Southeast Alabama Works. Pictured, back row, from left, are Teen Miss Daleville Joycelyn Tinker, Southeast Alabama Works Director of Workforce Development Ryan Richards, Chamber Executive Director Kecia Ham and Miss Daleville Georgia Oliver. Pictured, front row, from left, are Petite Miss Daleville Amariah Key, Future Little Miss Daleville Jayden Flowers and Little Miss Daleville Cayleigh Warren.

‘Music of Green Day’ theme of halftime show

‘Music of Green Day’ theme of halftime show

For this year’s halftime show, the 105-member DHS “Pride of the South” Marching Band will perform the Music of Green Day.

Band Director Mark Nichols said the band students suggested the music to him and Assistant Band Director Stephanie Robertson.

“It had never occurred to me that this music group’s music could translate into great marching band music,” Nichols said. “After listening to some sample recordings of their songs, we were sold to play this music for this year’s show.”

DPD recovers weapons, drugs in search

DPD recovers weapons, drugs in search
The DPD’s Narcotics Division, with assistance from the Daleville SWAT Team, recovered firearms, natural and synthetic marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy, and a large sum of cash following the execution of a search warrant.

City Council Meeting

  • 8/6/2019 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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City Council Meets the First and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:30 in the court room at City Hall 

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