New Student Organization Presents at SAVE Promise Summit
North Ridgeville Academic Center 5-8 guidance counselor Jordan Andrews and eighth-grade students Cecilia Bouman and Andrew Flesher presented information and activities about a new initiative at the SAVE Promise Summit that is hosted by the Sandy Hook Promise and the Youth Advisory Board Members.
Mr. Andrews, Andrew, and Cecilia discussed a new NRAC 5-8 organization known as STRONG Foundations, which was founded by eighth-grade student leaders who want to create a better school climate for all students.
Ranger High-Tech Students Advance to NASA HUNCH Semifinals
It was recently announced that two groups of ninth-grade students from the Ranger High-Tech Academy advanced to the NASA HUNCH semifinals for their innovative projects. The mission of HUNCH is to empower and inspire students through a project-based learning program where high school students learn 21st-century skills and have the opportunity to launch their careers through the participation in the design and fabrication of real-world valued products for NASA.
Logan Margolin, Kayden McNamara, Carter Ottinger’s project was to design a food dispenser for an astronaut’s helmet. Colin Czech, Natalie Prijaya, and Kyler Swanson. Their project was to design a baffle system to hold lunar soil on top of the NASA habitat.
Sixth-Graders Awarded for Essays
This year students in the North Ridgeville Academic Center 6 Green Studio worked on a project-based learning assignment focusing on the positive and negative uses of plastic. Students were entered into an essay contest sponsored by the Akron Society of Plastic Engineers, and this week, 6 Green Studio teacher Ms. Allison was notified about two students who were awarded.
Madelyne Gerrick took the top honors with her essay “Positives of Plastic” and the runner-up honors went to Ailani Mathias for her essay titled “The Plastic Among Us.” Both students will be awarded a check for $100 and the essays will be printed in Polymer Valley News – the SPE newsletter. Visit www.akronspe.org/ to read the upcoming newsletter.