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The Catalyst

Students in STEM academy, seniors Luke Lombardo, Landon Chessareck, Nathan Durand and Andrew Johnson, work on an adaptive swing while visiting J.P. Lord. When building, they are taking into account that this swing will be made for sensory purposes. “We have been working on this swing all year,” Johnson said. “It’s the biggest project we have and will be the most impactful for J.P. Lord students.”

STEMing outwards

Nathan Buroker, Staff Reporter
October 9, 2023
Junior and senior Wildcats working separately to create 3D form room models. There are so many skills that can go into an interior design project, senior Aubrey Sause said. It helps students be more creative with interior design and do something different when creating/working for other peoples likes and dislikes.

Dream rooms in the making

Leah Pickhinke, Staff Reporter
September 26, 2022
As STEM Academy students start off the year junior Grace Tsogbevi works to learn the basics of design. The academy utilizes many different software programs to give students a hands-on experience.  “We have been working with the Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software to start to learn the basics of design,” Tsogbevi said. “I am most excited to learn more about the program and be able to shape things and work off the program a little bit.”

New opportunities in STEM

Annabelle Harshbarger, Online Editor
September 10, 2021
David and Myra Sadker, authors of “Failing at Fairness: How America’s Schools Cheat Girls,” found that there are major differences in the expectations, attention and praise given to students by teachers based on gender.

Sexism starts in the classroom

Morgan Weir, Opinions Editor
February 8, 2021
This is one of the academies Millard Public schools offer. Students will be learning in similar ways that high schoolers in the education academy are, but will be apprehending different content. “Its exciting to meet people from other schools who have the same passions as me,” Education academy student Hope Belcastro said. “I like that the teachers push you to do your best and challenge you constantly throughout the year.”

A new opportunity for students

Garrett Wilcoxen, Staff Reporter
November 18, 2020
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