Jamie Principato Semi-finalist for the Holman Prize

Jamie (bottom right) holding the rocket with a group of CCB youth launching water rockets
We are excited to feature our former math tutor and continuing collaborator on Science, Technology and Math projects, Jamie Principato, who is a Semi-finalist for the $25,000 Holman Prize for Blind Ambition, offered by the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, San Francisco. Please watch her application video:

Jamie Principato

Rocket Scientist

Semi-finalist for the Holman Prize

The inspiration for the prize is James Holman, (1786-1857) known in his time as the Blind Traveler. He traveled alone around the world, publishing several books about his travels. Widely known in his day he was regarded as either a marvel or a fraud, he was mostly forgotten after his death until the 2006 publication of Jason Roberts’ biography, A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History’s Greatest Traveler,

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