MATTHEWS – Joey Eamigh, a ninth-grader at Carmel Christian School, has been selected as one of 25 student ambassadors nationwide for Back To Space, a program that promotes science, technology, engineering and math.
Students are picked for various factors, including creativity, communication skills, leadership and passion for STEM.
“I love technology and have always enjoyed messing around with it and learning everything I can,” he said.
Eamigh has built a computer, managed the lights and sound at his church, and designed 3D graphics for his mother’s work as an architect. He is writing a book and in the process of editing it for publication.
Being an ambassador gives him the opportunity to work and interact with Apollo astronauts, including Walt Cunningham, Al Worden, Charlie Duke and Buzz Aldrin. Back To Space is also developing a TV program.
Eamigh attended a gala in Dallas, Texas to commemorate winners this fall. The celebration aligned with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 7 mission.
He is a member of the Carmel Christian School National Honor Society, Beta Club and tennis team.