The Island Eye News

Special Junior Ranger Visits Fort Sumter

By Dawn Davis for Island Eye News

Photos by Steve Rosamilia

Junior Ranger Aida Frey shows off an impressive collection of National Park Badges.

On Monday, March 27, Miss Aida Frey and her family visited Fort Sumter. She has visited 265 National Parks in six years and many other beautiful places in that time. Her goal is to reach 300 parks in 2017. Aida is an accomplished National Park Junior Ranger, and has been featured in multiple websites, park flyers, magazine articles and two YouTube videos, one at Thomas Edison National Historic Site and the other from Richmond National Battlefield. Aida has also been featured on the following numerous television and radio stations throughout the United States. Aida is featured in the Eastern National Bookstores facebook and twitter accounts and is a guest blogger with the National Park Foundation.

Junior Ranger Aida Frey with Ranger Dawn Davis at Ft Moultrie.

Aida has also written her own book named “America, Can I Have Your Autograph, the Story of Junior Ranger Aida Frey.”

Ranger Dawn Davis presents Junior Ranger Aida Frey with a Ft Moultrie Badge.

Aida is 15 years old, and is a student council member at school, an altar server at church, a hockey player and is a reading club member at our library. Aida and her family strongly believe in preserving the past so that future generations can visit these wonderful places. She is inspiring children and their families as she visits each national park site.

For more information on her journey visit her facebook page at reyjuniorranger.