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Hancock County Students Provide Winning Name for Stennis Astronaut Mascot
 
Students at South Hancock Elementary School gather around Orbie the Astronaut as the teacher affixes a nameplate to the Stennis Space Center mascot.
Students at South Hancock Elementary School in Bay St. Louis gather around Orbie the Astronaut on May 19 as teacher Sarah Ladner affixes a nameplate to the Stennis Space Center mascot. South Hancock students were visited by Orbie after Ladner's third-grade class won a contest to name the inflatable astronaut. Stennis Space Center Director Patrick Scheuermann thanked Ladner and her students for their participation in the contest and presented the class with a large, commemorative photo of Orbie. Ladner's students also were able to participate in several hands-on, space-related activities during the morning visit.