JVHS student wins NASA video contest
Jersey Village High School student Manjot Jawa was one of three Houston-area winners in a NASA YouTube video contest that asked the question, "Why should the United States explore space?"
The contest was sponsored by native Houstonian astronaut Shannon Walker, coinciding with her recent launch into space. Walker is flying to the International Space Station as an Expedition 24/25 crew member aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft that launched from Kazakhstan on Tuesday, June 15.
Jawa's video, "A Generation's Dream," explained why we should continue space exploration, and was selected as the high school winning entry. He was invited to the Mission Control Center at NASA's Johnson Space Center to view Walker's launch into space. When Walker returns to Houston in November after her stay aboard the space station, she will present Expedition 24/25 patches to the winning students.
"By winning this contest, Manjot was invited to experience something that few high school students get to see: an insider's view of a shuttle launch," said Jersey Village High School video production teacher Cindy Stoker. "I am very proud of him and I look forward to more great videos from him."
Jawa's winning video is embedded above, or visit