MCHS Hosts 3rd Annual STEM Night Fever Expo

MCHS Hosts 3rd Annual STEM Night Fever Expo
Posted on 07/06/2017
John Davis

Marlboro County High School hosted the 3rdAnnual STEM Night Fever Expo at the Gym lobby on May 24th, Wednesday from 5.00 to 7.00 in the evening.  The main goal of the event was to continue to inspire students with the joy of discovery and create a culture that fosters innovation at the high school and the community.

The event showcased interactive STEM-inspired demonstration activities and projects from the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics departments.  Students were tasked to justify the principles behind each project they designed or a demonstration activity assigned to them.  Dr Helena Tillar, Marlboro County School District Superintendent headed the list of guests in the event. Parents, guardians, students, including children enjoyed the STEM tricks, engineering projects and design that proved interesting to the children and adults alike.

Mr Benjamin Goodwin, assistant principal of MCHS extended his warm welcome to all and thanked the STEAM teachers for making the event possible.  Refreshment was served after the event and the band musicians of Mr Sinkler provided live entertainment to everyone. The JROTC through Col Justin Blum was responsible for the color guard and the program The sponsors of the expo include Marlboro County School District, Marlboro County Economic Development Partnership Board for the pizza, Rotary Club and BIIG Concepts and Solvs through Mr Benjamin Goodwin.

Ms Maria Maderal, STEM Master Teacher and Chairperson of the event, Ms La’Tonya Boatwright, MCHS Teacher of the year, Dr Genaro Alderite, Mr Selase Fianu, Ms Sharon Tranes and Ms Philomena Jacob of the Science department empowered the following students to promote physical science, biology, chemistry, physics, STEM, and materials science engineering during the event. Raenah Pate. Jada Ford, Kelifa Gillespie, Shania Lowery, Breanda Lowery, Marnesia Quick, Makenzie Short, Thed Bostic, Tyqueshis Bridges, Briclee Gray, Nija James, Jontavius Loyd, Celsey Dew, Alaina Grace Gause, Breanna Jackson, Raekwon Sellers, Kelsey Cole, Jacob Evers, Luke hall, Jaleyah Quick, Va’jaughn Bright, John Davis, Kaylee Elizabeth, Kaylan Liles, Markell Brown, Megan Lynn, Diamond Williams, Caleb Polston, Brandon Rogers, Emily Sue Nichols, Tyla Quick, Jasmine McDonald, Talaisha Covington, Kamiyah Adams, Nicole McDowell, Kenyatta McLaughlin, Shontell Grissett, Julia Guerrero, Karmyn Loyd, Taveion Drewitt, Daniel Vogt, Ashanti Quick and Jacob Shaver, Anesia Jenkins, Isaiah Lawson, Wesley Murray, India Williams, and Larone Evans.

Ms Paula Robyn, Art teacher had the following students working for her during the event: Careka Townsend, Aleecia Brown, Kristin Miller, Shiquez Byers, Richard Allen, Hunner Shelley, and Johnathan Sessoms.

Mr Evander Johnakin, Engineering teacher together with Ms Hiltra Watson and Ms Telescia Little, Keyboarding teachers of the CATE department empowered Kechawn Pearce, Ski'Shawn Palmer, Ta'vion Boatwright, Tyrese Quick, Edwone Patterson, Isaiah Lawson. Torquerey James, Calab Polston, Torrance Ridges, Andrea Spratling, Richard Hainey, Fredric McCray and Kevin McRae. .

Ms Sunitha Valluru, Mathematics teacher empowered her students by presenting projects integrating mathematics, science and engineering: Tori Hubbard, Noah Murphy, Jalyn Armfield, Joseph Ingram, Timothy McNeil, Courtney Lesesne, Haley Branton, Amber Mumford, Devin Carpenter, Hailey Grice, Anikka Arroyo, Jada Bingham, Keyanis Benjamin, Anniyah Brown, Sekyria McBride, Hannah Willis, Hannah Hardee, Calasha Zimmerman, Mercedes Washington, Ka’nesh Maggette and Sha’nesh Maggette. The Mathematics teachers headed by Ms Smrithy Mulki and Mr. Krishna Chunchu, including Mr Cliffton Harrington of the CATE department were present in the event to support the teachers and students.