The USS Midway Museum has always understood the importance of education. Over the past two decades, its educational programs have become the envy of museum’s across the country. Midway’s commitment was once again on display at this year’s San Diego Classroom of the Future Foundation Innovation in Education Award ceremony.
Established 25 years ago, the Classroom of the Future was initially focused on raising funds to build a regional technology hub that could shape the future of innovation in San Diego’s public schools. In 2006, they partnered with Midway to help them establish highly innovative educational programming. Today, Classroom of the Future and Midway are working together to bring this valuable resource to more students in the digital space.
“I was extremely proud that we again awarded scholarships to ten very enthusiastic, driven, focused high school seniors,” said Tina Chin, Midway’s director of education. “It’s immensely uplifting to be part of an organization that truly understands and supports the aspirations of these young scholars. Helping to send these young minds to college can potentially change the trajectory of lives for generations to come.”
Students awarded Midway scholarships were chosen from several high schools from across San Diego County. From San Ysidro and to San Marcos High Schools to Steele Canyon Charter High School and Crawford High School, each of these scholars will be the first in their families to attend college.
The ceremony was hosted at the Irwin M Jacobs Qualcomm Hall in Sorrento Valley. Their names displayed on the giant screen on stage, each recipient was congratulated by Midway’s CEO, Terry Kraft, as they accepted their highly-earned scholarship.
“Midway is proud to support each of these young academics with a $2,000 scholarship to help ease them into their college careers,” said Tina. “All of us at Midway wish them the best as they embark on the next chapter of their lives.”