Lewis University, a Catholic university based in Romeoville, Ill., says it has kicked off its college admission season by deploying a drone to deliver acceptance letters to high school students.
On Monday, a drone from the university’s unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) program dropped off admissions acceptance letters to eight students at local Romeoville High School.
“We are excited to be taking part in this unique way of notifying Romeoville High School students of their acceptance to Lewis University,” says Derek Kinder, principal of Romeoville High School, in a press release from Lewis. “At all grade levels in Valley View School District, we emphasize college and career readiness. This event reinforces to all of our students the possibilities available to them after high school graduation.”
“We’re so proud that the first drone delivery of this type happened right here in Romeoville. Innovation leads to progress, and Lewis University is a prime example of this,” Mayor John Noak adds. “What a great experience for these students. They were not only accepted to a leading college, but they were part of a major milestone in the advancement of drones.”