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Meadow Hill's Fireworks! Igniting Confidence in Girls Program Visits West Point
On 5 April, 32 girls and 3 faculty and staff members from Meadow Hill GEMS School in Newburgh took a field trip to the United States Military Academy at West Point, hosted by the Fireworks! outreach team. The day started with introductions at the visitor’s center, to include cadet-led tours through the facility. The group then moved into Thayer for classroom-style workshops in math and psychology, giving the girls a taste of life as a college student at the Academy. For math, LTC Kristin Arney led a workshop on the Tower of Hanoi, a mathematical puzzle that requires participants to find the pattern or sequence to solve. For psychology, MAJ Angela Yarnell taught a class on sensation and perception where the girls conducted and gathered data on their own experiment. For lunch, the girls experienced a meal in the cadet mess hall, to include setting the table and sharing food. The afternoon was filled with tactical classes on application of camouflaging face-paint and wear and use of tactical equipment. The day concluded with a pinning ceremony of Corbin Forum patches.
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