The interest I have in the medical field and in the Academy was sparked by a tragic personal event; the death of my neighbor who was a cancer patient. Ever since then I've wanted to help those in need via medicine. The Medical Academy is the perfect starting point for that goal, because it combines textbook knowledge with hands-on experience. I believe that an academy better prepares a student in an area they are particularly passionate about in addition to the regular and general information they receive in a traditional class. In my opinion, academies better prepare students for the future. Students will feel more comfortable going to college classes relating to a particular career field and will adjust and adapt easier. This will be due to the plethora of knowledge they gain in a high school academy.
Ever since joining the Medical Academy at Lake Region High School, I have been excited about waking up every morning to go to school. My attendance has increased and being in an academy has made me want to push myself in all my other classes! Being interested in the medical field means that I need top-notch grades all around.
I hope to learn as much as possible in my academy. I plan to take Latin language classes online to prepare me for college and eventually Pharmacy school. My major career goals include getting a Doctorate degree in pharmacy and working in the clinical sector.
Alex Killorn, Harvard educated professional hockey player, spoke to PALMS students and impressed upon them the importance of education as well as being safe in the digital age.
Fort Meade Middle/Senior has received a $4,500 STEM education grant for its pharmacy program from the Motorola Solutions Foundation. The Innovation Generation program awards organizations that foster and support STEM initiatives for teachers and U.S. preschool through university students - especially girls and under-represented minorities.
The three-hour engineering and design certification test usually is saved for college students and professionals, but that didn't scare away a class of Polk middle school students. The test assesses students' ability to use SolidWorks, computer-aided design software, turning two-dimensional shapes into three-dimensional machine parts. This is the second year that students in Amy Hamilton's technology and engineering classes at Sleepy Hill Middle School have taken and passed the test. Typically, the test is taken by students graduating from college and preparing to enter an engineering profession, or professionals wanting to get a leg up in their field.
TALON Robotics at Polk State College engages students in active science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning. This exciting program serves 120 middle school and 72 high school students. Register to become an Eaglebot or Technobot today.
The Bartow High School Engineering Academy was invited to the ribbon cutting ceremony for JCMI's new South Lakeland manufacturing plant owned by Jay Creasy, father of BHS engineering student Logan Creasy. This unique field trip allowed student to tour the facility and witness demonstrations of much of the shop's equipment including lathes, milling machines and various pieces of test equipment. "It was interesting the way the machines worked," said third year student Dominic Haberl. The trip allowed students to understand how lessons from the classroom translate into real-world manufacturing processes. The following day students discussed the benefits and impacts of the trip with the school's principal.