Gig Harbor High leadership class freshmen Maddie Bonham, Madi Bolstad, Abby Iverson, Emily Johnson, Samantha Swayze, Kaylee Hansen and Braxton Zenobio worked hard preparing STEM display signs for the Partnership in Learning program at the high school last week.
STEM, which translates to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math is currently undergoing a major push in pre-college level education and beyond throughout the nation, and it’s something the teenagers are excited about.
Asked what they were doing and why, Hansen replied, “I joined leadership (class) because I saw great kids being involved and creating these amazing things. I just knew I had to be one of these people.”
“I’ve always enjoyed helping people around me so I quickly found a love for leadership and volunteering in my school,” said Swayze, an Associated Student Body senator. “I help in any way I can.”
Iverson joined leadership to help people and make a change in a positive way in her school.
Following the Partnership in Learning assembly, these young people proved their point by helping dish up ice cream to a seemingly endless supply of hungry educators. The happy freshmen felt, rightly, that they’d done a good deed for the day.
The chocolate ice cream was awash with huge chunks of real chocolate. Believe me, the kids, “made a change in a positive way in our school.”