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NASA-affiliated program could be built in Indiana County


The Armstrong County Commissioners yesterday threw their support behind the Central Allegheny Challenger Learning Center, the NASA-backed educational effort that is being planned for Indiana County. 


First proposed by officials with the Homer Center and Indiana Area school districts, the Challenger Center would be built in Indiana County, with three potential sites currently under consideration.  It would be a multi-county effort…Indiana Area, Homer Center, and Blairsville-Saltsburg have already agreed to participate, and the school boards of Marion Center and United are considering it.  The committee spearheading the effort plans to meet with the school boards of Penns Manor, Purchase Line, Apollo Ridge, and Armstrong, and with the commissioners of Westmoreland, Jefferson, and Clearfield counties.  Indiana and Cambria counties have already signed on.  Eventually, the committee hopes to get the support of other school boards and county governments within 100 miles of Indiana County.


They plan to formally apply to NASA by mid-May and hope to get the center up and running within two years. 

Representatives of the proposed Central Allegheny Challenger Learning Center committee will visit on the air on Monday morning on WDAD’S Indiana In the Morning and on Hometown Magazine in WCCS.

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