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Son of Mount Dora founder family to study space at Auburn

Son of Mount Dora founder family to study space at Auburn

MOUNT DORA — Space is where Robert Simpson sees his future. Robert, 18, starts class Monday at Auburn University in Alabama. He hopes to join the ranks of six alumni with the title of astronaut, his ultimate goal. "I wouldn't imagine that it's super easy," he said. Robert, a 2015 Mount Dora High School graduate, said he is up for the challenge. His grade-point average is 4.0 and weighted grade-point average is 5.0. He earned 38 credits in advanced placement courses. He's never gotten a B for a grade. "I study a little bit," he said of the three to four hours weekly he spent hitting the books while in high school. Robert said one of his toughest...

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