Teachers Take Flying Lessons at Troy University

Posted: Tuesday, 17 June 2008

During a recent Wiregrass Math & Science Consortium workshop at Troy University, World Record Holder Ken Blackburn (back—center) shows Wiregrass educators how paper airplanes can help their students soar in math and science. Blackburn, who set the Guinness World Record for time aloft for a paper airplane, shared folding and creasing techniques with the teachers. Rick Soria, assistant principal at Choctawhatchee High School in Ft. Walton Beach, Fl., also offered ideas for incorporating the gliders into classroom lessons. The Consortium is based on the Dothan Campus. Pictured (front-left) are Diane Watson, Webb Elementary; Charm Russler, Carver Magnet School; Denise Weems, Enterprise High School; Rick Soria, Choctawhatchee High School; (back – left) Sandy Sanders, Headland Elementary; Myra Hicks, Admiral Moorer Middle School; Ken Blackburn, world record holder; Wendy Paulk, Rehobeth High School; and Kellie Moore, Enterprise Junior High.

Laylah Amatullah Barrayn