TMLA Junior Becomes Disney Dreamer

Since she was 5 years old, TMLA Junior Myah Mitchell has been dreaming of becoming an astronaut and in January Myah learned that she has been accepted for the Disney Dreamers Academy – a program that helps young people make their dreams a reality.

Keke Palmer broke the exciting news live on ABC’s “Good Morning America” in front of Myah’s teachers, principal and classmates. Part of the broadcast included a videotaped message from Myah’s idol, Dr. Mae Jamison, the first African-American woman in space.  Dr. Jamison had read Myah’s essay and declared that it had all the ingredients for success – science, compassion and humanity.

Although some have told Myah that her dream of becoming an astronaut was too ambitious, she has not given up hope.  TMLA Principal Mrs. Ann O’Hagan-Cordes claims, “Myah is going to soar to great heights, literally or metaphorically!”    In addition to her studies at Mary Louis Academy, Myah is a member of the school orchestra and robotics team and was active in starting the Girls Who Code program; after school she volunteers with vets and mentors young children every Saturday.  

Each year Disney Dreamers Academy offers 100 exceptional young  people with ambition, excitement and hopes for the future an opportunity to spend 4 days with mentors and activities that help these Dreamers return home with the guidance and skills to help make their dreams come true.

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