New Castle News


February 7, 2012

Mohawk students study at children’s center

NEW CASTLE — Six Mohawk High school seniors are gaining extra knowledge outside the classroom.

The students are participating in projects this term at the Oh Wow! Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science and Technology in Youngstown. The center focuses on hands-on learning in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics or STEM.

In addition to those types of learning experiences, Robert Boyd, Fred Gadelmeyer, Courtney Jeffries, Kyle Pacai, Nick Parker and Tiffany Rice are also gaining vocational, service learning, community service and communication skills to benefit them after graduation.

The seniors have opportunities to interact and train with staff in different areas and positions throughout the center, and can assist staff members with floor exhibits, marketing ideas and new display designs.

The center’s directors, Suzanne Barbati and Angelo LaMarca, Jr. are anticipating the six students to  assist in the development of a new fossil display to be located in the museum’s front lobby.  

The purpose of this School-To-Work activity is to motivate students to master new skills, expand work interests and participate in the integration of academic-occupational learning.

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