Decorated Astronaut Story Musgrave to LiftOff at Allaire Ivy League Academy

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Veteran astronaut to encourage and help celebrate children’s achievements

Ms. Hemal Subbarao, Vice President at Allaire Ivy League Academy, noted that “Children look up to their role models for positive reinforcement and learning. It is wonderful that Dr. Musgrave has agreed to help celebrate our children’s achievements"

Allaire Ivy League Academy (http://www.IvyLeagueEdu.com), a premier private school based in Cumming, GA announced today that Astronaut Dr. F. Story Musgrave will be a guest speaker at their Annual Celebration Day on May 27th, 2010 at 6:30pm. Dr. Musgrave is a retired decorated astronaut, physician and US Marine Corp. His astronaut career started at NASA in 1967 during the Apollo era. One of NASA’s most experienced astronauts, he has an incredible track record of 6 missions in space shuttles Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, Endeavour and Columbia. He is credited with multiple space walks and the historic retrieval and maintenance of the Hubble telescope, and was featured in a one hour BBC Horizon show and on PBS. Dr. Musgrave has also clocked more than 18,000 hours of flying time in 160 different types of civilian and military aircraft. Amongst several other special honors, he received NASA Distinguished Service Medal in 1992, NASA Exceptional Service Medal in 1974 and 1986, and was awarded NASA Space Flight Medal six times.

Dr. Musgrave will be welcomed and introduced by two-term Georgia State Senator Mr. Jack Murphy.

Ms. Hemal Subbarao, Vice President at Allaire Ivy League Academy, noted that “Children look up to their role models for positive reinforcement and learning. It is wonderful that Dr. Musgrave has agreed to help celebrate our children’s achievements on that special day. We are also thankful to Senator Murphy for taking time to welcome a true American Hero to our community. This event will be etched in the young minds into the future as they become leaders of tomorrow. Needless to say, they also have an exceptional bragging right!”

About Allaire Ivy League Academy

Allaire Ivy League Academy is a leader in early education and believes that creativity in teaching is the key to building knowledgeable leaders of tomorrow. Apart from classroom curriculum based learning, the school is a firm believer in real life experiences that are a critical aspect to building knowledge and confidence. Each month of the academic year, the school organizes special real life activities for children with several well known organizations such as Zoo Atlanta, Mobile Science Academy, Reaping Nature Productions and Fernbank Natural History Museum. In addition to these special activities, school organizes on an average of 20 field trips per class in an academic year. Allaire Ivy League Academy is one of the largest center’s for the Georgia State Funded Pre-K Program and other advanced preschool programs, and has been top rated for several years. For more information, visit http://www.IvyLeagueEdu.com.

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