Really “out there”

Wendell Roberson, a 2014 graduate from Battery Creek High, has had a passion for aerospace since he was a child, gazing up at Beaufort County’s night sky.  He was part of the district’s Starbase program in elementary school, and while in Battery Creek High’s aviation/aerospace program, he completed multiple dual-credit courses through the school’s aerospace partnership with Embry-Riddle University.  Now he’s preparing to attend Embry-Riddle full time at the university’s main campus in Daytona, Fla., where he hopes to study the construction and design of aerospace technology, with a particular focus on space travel.  Wendell was recently awarded the prestigious Lowcountry Technology Champion award for exemplifying high standards in academic, technical and leadership service areas. In addition to his academic achievements, he’s also an exceptional JROTC member, a student athlete and saxophone player. He and his father have also been involved with the Second Helpings food distribution program throughout the county.