Eight Houston County students were selected to attend Mercer University’s annual STEM camp for middle grade students.
The camp was held June 20-24 at the Mercer campus in Macon. The district carefully selected rising freshmen who have demonstrated high abilities and achievement in science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics after nominations from their teachers.
The participants were:
- Ethan Dorr, Bonaire Middle;
- Vennella Gosukonda and Kiram Harrison, Feagin Mill Middle;
- Johnathan Levert, Huntington Middle;
- Ololade Latinwo and Megan Kryk, Mossy Creek Middle; and
- John Menjes and James Peck, Warner Robins Middle.
This camp is taught by Mercer University STEM and medicine professors as well as Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Teaching Fellows. Houston County’s students were provided this opportunity thanks to the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, which funds camp scholarships in addition to materials, lunch, snacks and transportation.
Three Northside High teachers also attended the STEM Camp as Mentor Teachers to Mercer University’s teaching fellows. Andrea Myers (math), Joi Wright (math) and Cheri Nix (science) participated and will mentor Mercer Woodrow Wilson Teacher Fellows throughout the next two years in their science and math classrooms. Northside’s teachers will also assist with summer events such as this STEM camp. This was their second year of participation.
To view more photos of the STEM camp, courtesy of Mercer, go to: http://bit.ly/29nk3pV