Children’s School student wins NASA competition

Bryce Matsumori, a sixth-grade student at The Children’s School in La Jolla, has been named winner of the People’s Choice Award in the 21st Century Explorer Podcast Competition sponsored by Lockheed Martin and AIAA in collaboration with NASA.

Bryce created a video of online download that earned the most votes from the public, making him the People’s Choice winner for his age group from across the country.

The 21st Century Explorer Podcast Competition is an education and public outreach project designed to inspire and motivate the next generation of explorers and to compete effectively for the minds, imaginations, and career ambitions of America’s young people.

Students created audio recordings and video shorts to answer the question, “What do you think is NASA’s greatest exploration achievement in the past 50 years and why?”

In response, Bryce created a podcast titled, “Voyager 1 & 2 - The Greatest Achievement in Fifty Years.”

The public is able to view the winning entries on the competition Web site:


The Children’s School, an independent school located on Torrey Pines Road, inspires children from toddlers through grade six with a rigorous academic and unique social curriculum. The Children’s School will be expanding through seventh grade in 2009 and eighth grade in 2010.