A TEEN’S TAKE: Amy Faucheux on the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy

“My experiences there showed me how to use science and math in the real world and how to be a leader. I met so many amazing people there, and I also had the opportunity to hear (astronaut) Hoot Gibson and (Black Hawk helicopter pilot) Mike Durant speak, which was so inspiring. I wish everyone interested in science or astronomy could have this opportunity like I did.”

Age: 16

School: St. Joseph’s Academy, senior

Parents: Lonnie and Susan Faucheux


Book: “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens

TV show: “Gossip Girl”

Movie: “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

Music: “Mostly country”

Hangout: “Anything really as long as I’m with my friends.”

Role model: Lilly Pulitzer

Extra: Amy Faucheux was chosen as one of 227 students from around the world to receive a scholarship to attend Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy, a weeklong program at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Hunstville, Ala. She enjoys school. “I make sure to balance work and school, as well as my extra-curricular activities. I can’t wait for my senior year, but I’m also excited to head off to college and eventually be a chemical engineer.”

William Taylor

Assistant People editor