Wilson High School student David Strachan-Olsen and Wilson teacher Devon Day recently passed their General Class Amateur Radio Exam and are now licensed to work worldwide amateur radio bands.
Day is the faculty advisor for the school’s Amateur Radio Emergency Communications team. Strachan-Olsen, the team’s captain, earned internships at Boeing and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena partially because of his work in amateur radio.
Wilson plans to build a high frequency radio station at the school that will allow students to communicate with stations throughout the world.
Day is the recipient of multiple, national honors including National Board Certification and the national MetLife Foundation Ambassador in Education Award, a project of the National Civic League.
An experienced “ham” radio operator, Day began Wilson’s amateur radio team in 2005 and has helped many Wilson students to earn their ham radio licenses.