Several teachers and high school students hosted a technology camp during the BCSC Fall break. 36 fifth and sixth graders from BCSC learned a variety of things, such as how cow eyes work and how to design and build a water rocket using an engineering design process. Campers made posters, screen-printed camp t-shirts, and learned how to investigate a “mock” murder scene. Students also took a tour of the Ivy Tech, IUPUC and Purdue School of Technology programs.
The purpose of the camp was to help students understand how STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) classes taught in their current classrooms transfer to possible high school pathways and college and career opportunities. See below for pictures of our future students!
Five members of FCCLA (Family, Careers and Consumer Sciences Leaders of America) competed with 18 teams from around the U.S. at the national cluster meeting in North Carolina. Columbus East is one of five teams that advances to the National Leadership Conference in San Antonio in July. The team was triumphant in all three rounds - a 50 question comprehensive test, head-to-head competition with another team (won in a tie-breaker by Rebekah Brown), and the third round which saw East winning by 10 points to advance to the national conference.
Congratulations to team members Morgan Ferrel, Rebekah Brown, Samantha McAllister, Julie Seger and Che Brotzman, pictured below , and their "morale boosters" Ethan Shoaf, Kylie Arnholt and Jared Bradley, as well as to FACS teacher Karen Nading.
Twelve Columbus FFA members traveled to Louisville, KY from October 30th – November 2nd for the National FFA Convention. This is the largest organization conference in the United States with over 86,000 members and advisors in attendance over four days. The students heard from multiple inspirational speakers, received a backside barn tour of Churchill Downs (panorama below),
and one of the local members was on stage for a demonstration in being hypnotized. In addition to these twelve students, thirty FFA members and Agriculture students joined them in Louisville on Thursday, October 31st to experience firsthand the career show and electric environment this conference provides.