Mercy program helping student fulfill dream to become astronaut

A science, technology, engineering and math program at an east Baltimore high school is helping a student pursue her dream of one day becoming an astronaut. Freshman Sarah Gerst walks the hallways of Mercy High School keeping her inspiration close for a career that might one day lead to her dream job. Sarah is already on her way. Since the summer before fifth grade, she has been going to space and aviation camps at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. She hopes to get some flight hours soon as part of the Civil Air Patrol. Mercy is helping young women pursue careers in the STEM field with Project Lead the Way, a nationally recognized science and engineering program that focuses on biomedical sciences.