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Country Hills student, Marissa Valencia, is Honda’s space camp girl

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Have you been watching the Honda commercial in which a thrilled and surprised 9-year-old is awarded a trip to Space Camp? The girl in the unscripted commercial is none other than Brea Country Hills Elementary student Marissa Valencia.
Marissa Valencia, 9, a Country Hills student, is featured in a Honda commercial. Honda gave her a trip to space camp in Alabama. She is shown with the "Helpful Honda guy." Courtesy of SoCal Honda

Marissa Valencia, 9, a Country Hills student, is featured in a Honda commercial. Honda gave her a trip to space camp in Alabama. She is shown with the "Helpful Honda guy." Courtesy of SoCal Honda


    Her mother, Nina, said it seems like all of Brea has bonded over seeing her on TV or the internet.

      Marissa is fascinated with anything to do with science and visits Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey once a month to learn more. It was there that a casting director came looking for kids.

        The well-spoken fourth grader won a trip to Space Camp courtesy of Honda, and attended along with her father. The company gave her an astronaut outfit (Her father got so “into it” that he purchased one as well!).

          At Camp, Marissa was busy all day, but her two most memorable experiences were going on simulated space missions and building a rocket she was able to bring home.

            Now, more than ever, Marisa Valencia wants to be, “the first woman to touch the moon.”

              Catch her ad online by entering keywords, "Honda" and "space camp."

                Any news? Give Susan a jingle at (714)529-8561 or e-mail her at suzgaede@aol.com
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