High school students were treated to an exceptional experience when the Hurst-Euless-Bedford school district decided that rewarding good grades with indoor skydiving was a great incentive.
14 students were selected for the skydiving experience because of their good grades and their attendance. They went to iFLY Fort Worth, where they learned about how flying and indoor skydiving incorporate lessons in STEM subjects before entering the wind tunnel.
The nonprofit organization 6 Stones and Dalworth Restoration and Dalworth Clean funded the opportunity for students who cannot afford indoor skydiving on their own. The experience costs $70 for two minutes in the wind tunnel.
“We wanted to work with kids who are doing well but have some odds against them,” said Josh Hobbs, chief information officer for Dalworth Restoration.