Congratulations to Emma Schmidt '21, who has been recognized with the Rising Star Award from the International Dark-Sky Association.
The Rising Star Award honors students of any grade level who demonstrate an enthusiasm for and commitment to dark sky conservation or research into natural darkness and light pollution.
During her time at the SAS Upper School, Emma developed a curriculum program called "Fight for the Stars: Be a Knight for the Night", earning her Girl Scout Gold Award. Her curriculum covers light pollution, its causes and effects, and is designed for fourth and fifth grade students. St. Andrew's students in Ms. Donna Hunt's 4th grade class used the materials from Emma's course to learn more about the issue of pollution.