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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TEACHERS: Are you and your students doing something great? Please contact your Communication Strategist. We’d love to attend or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district! Grades PreK-5 Amanda McDowell (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Grades 6-12 Cassie Sklarz (email@example.com).