Montgomery Advertiser: Astronaut receives hero's welcome at Carver Elementary
The children at Carver Elementary and Arts Magnet School greeted the arrival of an American NASA astronaut Thursday with all the excitement and fervor of meeting a Hollywood celebrity.
The crowd went wild.
Kindergarten through fifth grade lined the curved entrance, waving flags, shouting and chanting "U.S.A." when U.S. Navy captain, aviator and astronaut Scott Tingle pulled up to talk with them and answer all their questions about space travel. He was accompanied by U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Birmingham, who has served on the Committee on Science, Space and Technology.