Aspiring adolescent astronaut from Queens, New York wins a place at the Disney Dreamers Academy

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Aspiring adolescent astronaut from Queens, New York wins a place at the Disney Dreamers Academy

QUEENS, New York – A New York teenager aspiring to be an astronaut is the latest student to be honored with “the opportunity of a lifetime” by The Walt Disney Company.

Maya Mitchell, a student at the Mary Louis Academy in Queens, was accepted to the Disney Dreamers Academy.

Keke Palmer of “GMA3: Strahan, Sara & Keke” announced the exciting news to Mitchell live on ABC’s Good Morning America Thursday morning in front of his classmates.

The Disney Dreamers Academy, founded in 2008, helps ambitious young people aged 13 to 19 acquire the tools necessary to make their potential shine.

The 4-day event for 100 selected students takes place at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.

It is organized by The Walt Disney Company, artist Steve Harvey and ESSENCE magazine.

The Dreamers interact with Disney actors, celebrities, industry experts and community leaders through inspirational discussions, immersive career activities and a networking and interview experience.

Dreamers can also enjoy the Walt Disney World amusement park and explore the magic of behind the scenes.

For more information on the program – and how all teens can apply – visit the Disney Dreamers Academy website.

Disney is the parent company of this ABC-owned television station.

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