Scott Wilson was born and raised in Frankfort, NY and for the last 25 years has been working for NASA on several projects. In April, Wilson will return to his hometown with other NASA officials to speak at local schools.

For the last ten years Wilson has been a manager of production operations on the Orion Space Program.

Wilson along with other NASA officials will visit Frankfort/Schuyler Central School with a stop at Gregory B. Jarvis Middle School in Mohawk where they will speak to students about the space program in an attempt to make the Mohawk Valley area a training ground for students who wish to become involved with NASA and space exploration.

Wilson's mother Nancy spoke with the Herkimer Times Telegram:

“NASA provides education to enrich school districts with curriculum that promotes STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) free of charge,” said Wilson’s mother, Nancy, a retired teaching assistant who spent more than 20 years in the Frankfort-Schuyler Central School District.

In the weeks before the event, the Herkimer County Legislature is sponsoring an art contest for k-6th grade students in Herkimer County called 'Journey to Mars - My Trip to Space.'

The winner will have his or her artwork framed and presented to NASA officials.

Wilson and the other NASA officials will visit the schools on April 13.

Read the full story and get more details on the student art contest at the Times-Telegram website.