We were so honored to have Dr. Christine Darden speak to our Upper School as part of our Black History Month Celebration. Dr. Darden is a retired NASA mathematician, data analyst and aeronautical engineer who was the first African-American woman at NASA’s Langley Research Center to be promoted into the Senior Executive Service, the top rank in the federal civil service. She is one of the scientists featured in the recent book and film “Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race.” With an introduction by current NCS mom and NASA scientist Dr. Anna McGowan, Dr. Darden encouraged our students to pursue their dreams, overcome their obstacles, and seek opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math. Her story is one of resilience, faith, perseverance, and courage. Thank you, Dr. Darden, for making time to speak life into our Ambassadors!