RFHS Student Selected to Participate in NASA Summer Experience

Rockport-Fulton High School Student Selected to Participate in NASA Summer Experience as a High School Aerospace Scholar

Rockport – Hunter Guillen, a junior at Rockport-Fulton High School in Rockport has been selected to participate in NASA’s Texas High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) summer experience.

Nominated by their state legislators, Guillen was selected as one of over 800 high school juniors from across Texas to be part of this unique NASA engagement activity.

During the school year, selected students completed a 16-week interactive, online curriculum including four distance-learning modules each containing four web-based STEM assignments. The summer experience with NASA will include working virtually in teams, briefings and interaction with NASA experts, virtual tours of facilities at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, and applying their newfound knowledge working as a team to plan and design a mission to the Moon and Mars.

Guillen’s summer experience will conclude with a presentation of their proposal and a virtual closing ceremony available to parents, members of the Texas Legislature, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Rotary National Award for Space Achievement, and Johnson Space Center senior management.

The state of Texas, in partnership with Johnson Space Center and the Texas educational community, developed HAS in 1999 to encourage more students to pursue studies and careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). More than 10,000 students from across Texas have been impacted by the activity since its inception over 20 years ago.  

HAS is an authentic STEM learning experience for Texas high school juniors to engage with NASA’s missions and become the next generation of explorers. HAS is directly tied to the agency's STEM engagement goal of attracting and retaining students in STEM disciplines critical to NASA’s Artemis program, which will establish the first long-term human presence on the Moon.

For additional information, contact High School Aerospace Scholars at jsc‑[email protected] or 281-483-3112. To learn more about HAS visit: