Students at Godwin got a decent grounding in science in 1949. In 1950 Wayne Stafford would become a full time physics teacher. As a country, the US did not fare as well, and after October 4, 1957, when the USSR launched Sputnik, it would become immediately clear that science and math education in the US did not measure up to the demands of a dawning space age. Students at Godwin probably had something of an advantage here.