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EMS students to attend STEM Institute

Submitted photo From left, Lilly Anger, Raighan Carte, Estrid Garver-Daniels and Caden Boland.

ELKINS — Nick Alfred, principal of Elkins Middle School, is proud to announce that several EMS students have been selected to attend the West Virginia Governor’s STEM Institute this summer.

GSI, which has been virtual for the past three years, will return live on campus for the summer of 2022. The program is a free summer residential opportunity which provides academic enrichment in the STEM areas for current seventh- and eighth-graders who live in and attend school in West Virginia.

This year’s theme for seventh- graders is Food for Thought (and Fun)!! and will be held at the West Virginia University campus in Morgantown. The eighth grade theme is Magic of the Universe and will be hosted by Greenbank Observatory in Pocahontas County.

Elkins Middle School counselors Connie Townsend and Greg Haddix played an integral part in making this opportunity available for outstanding EMS students.

The students were selected based on the following criteria: academic aptitude for mathematics and/or science; recommendation of certified mathematics or science teacher in their county; capacity of sustained dedication to open-ended task; and capacity and/or willingness to communicate with others. Up to 96 seventh graders and 60 eighth-graders from around the state will be attending.

The staff and administration of Elkins Middle School congratulate seventh-graders Lilly Anger, Caden Boland and Estrid Garver-Daniels, and eighth-grader Raighan Carte for being selected.

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