Sonny Carter Elementary School

You may know the elementary school, Sonny Carter, but do you the know the story behind the name?


Manley Lenrie “Sonny” Carter Jr., was an astronaut who who flew STS-33. He orbited around the Earth 79 times. He was also a medical doctor, professional soccer player, and a Navy pilot. He lived a life full of adventure and experiences.


However, on April 5, 1991, he lost his life in a plane crash. He was flying with Atlantic Southeast Airlines and flying from Atlanta to Brunswick. While trying to land in Brunswick, the plane took a fatal crash. All 23 passengers died, including Sonny.


Sonny Carter was an outstanding friend, co-worker, and husband. In honor of him, macon built a school to help the community.


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