Hunter Scott sent letters to the survivors. Out of the 154 survivors still alive he got responses from 83 of them.
Hunter Scott finished his science fair project and went into compation. He took first prize in his school and at the county level. In the state finals he got disqualified for minor rules infraction.
Hunter got a call from a man named Steve Mraz, who wanted to feture him in a newspaper story called Ship becomes Students Mission. It went country wide after other newspapers saw it and published it too.
NBC news anocher man Tom Brokaw saw the newspaper and called Hunter. He was featured on a NBC segment called "The American Spirit". He went on the show August 1, 1997.