Huntington High School Science Honor Society members are a really special group. The teenagers recently spent time mentoring Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School students as they begin work on science projects.
“Every year fourth graders are required to develop a science project about a topic they choose and then present it at the school’s science fair,” said senior Sam Roberts, president of the high school’s Science Honor Society chapter. “For the past two years, the SHS has been going to Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School to encourage and help the young scientists. This initiative has been very successful.”
The Science Honor Society was founded in 2000. Its faculty advisors are teachers Lori Kenny and Dame Forbes. The group is led by Mr. Robert, Nathaniel Gamboa (vice president), Sara Frawley (corresponding secretary), Mathew Hearl (treasurer), Candido Martinez (recording secretary), Haley Mortell (fundraising coordinator), Arashdeep Singh (tutoring coordinator) and Ryan Hoffmann (administrative assistant).
“In our first engagement, 61 of our members along with Mrs. Forbes and Mrs. Kenny were welcomed into eight classes at the STEM school and were able to help about 170 students with their projects,” Mr. Roberts said. “Members helped the younger kids think of a topic, come up with a procedure, learn about their variables and discuss how they might perform their research.”
The teenagers headed back to Huntington High School feeling a sense of accomplishment.
“All of the STEM students we worked with was able to come up with a project and will conduct it at home with their families,” Mr. Roberts said. “We will return in December to check up on the kids and make sure their projects are going well. Then we will all come back again for the Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School Science Fair to cheer the students on.”