Mary Ellen Henderson
The 2014 Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School Career Fair packed the gym on Thursday! Over 85 volunteers from varying professions such as surgeons, real-estate agents, judges, reporters, and teachers, etc. showcased their careers to our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade classes, sharing stories and projects with the students.
Students were excited and were able to learn a lot from the volunteers, including how to properly administer surgical sutures (pictured). Students also participated in "Dress Up Day", sponsored by SCA, day to present a professional appearance to our visitors.
Volunteers spanned the distinct groups of 16 career clusters as defined by the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Constorium (NASDCTEc).
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"There's an app for that" wasn't true for MEH before 8th-graders Carlos Mercado and William Langan (l to r) created one. Their entry at the Intel NoVa Regional Science and Engineering Fair brought home the Best of Fair Grand Prize and will be moving on to the national competition. The top award grants a monetary prize of $25,000.
The following Huskies also picked up ribbons for their projects:
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The TSA Northern Spring Regional Fair, held Saturday at Mount Vernon High School, provided leadership development activities and competitive events for students who are members of the Technology Student Association. Special congratulations goes out to 7th Grader Casandre Rice (above), who placed third in the Digital Photography event. She will now advance to statewide competition at Technosphere '14.
As part of the MEH inaugural Science Olympiad team, 6th and 7th grade students have studied, researched and practiced since October in events ranging from studying diseases and public health, rocks and minerals to building small scaled helicopters. MEH Huskies had a strong first showing medaling in several events and winning top dog in one!