Starbase demise would affect 600 local children

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Posted: March 23, 2013

The Winchester Star

Orchard View fifth-graders Vanessa Garcia, 11, and Eddie Arnold 11, prepare to race their carbon dioxide dragsters as part of the program. Students were studying and testing Newton’s three laws of motion.
Noah Williams, 11, and Evelyn Garcia, 10, both fifth-graders at Orchard View Elementary School, conduct an experiment regarding the effects of wind speed on air pressure at Starbase, a Department of Defense youth program held at the Cherry-Beasley Readiness Center east of Winchester in Frederick County. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER — A program that immerses students in science and math may face the chopping block at both the local and national level.

Starbase is a one-week, 25-hour hands-on course in science,…



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