I was working the other day and received a text message from my daughter Katie who is a freshman at WSU. Katie had just met an astronaut and she was very excited!
The astronaut is John Herrington, who has earned multiple degrees including a PhD, is a Navy Cadet, Navy aviator, and test pilot. He was a mission specialist on STS 113 and has space walked.
John is a Native American and was the first in his family to go to college. His first year he got a 1.75 GPA and was kicked out of college. He went back, after working a low paying job, determined to be successful.
Katie tells me in her text, “Just really shows you can do anything you put your mind to.”
Thanks to Mr. Herrington for sharing his amazing life story and having such an impact on my daughter!