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Wharton ISD WIT, POWER SET, POWER GRID, and BRT Members Host 1st Annual SCIENCE DAY

June 6, 2013

    Wharton Junior High 6th graders were special guests at the 1st Annual Wharton High School (WHS) Science Day on Wednesday, May 22, 2012. WHS POWER SET and WIT students demonstrated various science projects and experiments, allowing the 6th graders and guests hands-on learning experiences. The event was coordinated by the WIT (Workforce Industry Training) and POWER SET (Powerful Opportunities for Women Eager and Ready for Science, Engineering, & Technology) student groups and their sponsors, Danni Daniel, technology instructor and Nanette Anglin, counselor at Wharton High School.

    The high school students were paired with BRT (Boys Resourcing Technology) and Power GRID (Girls Responding to Industry Demands) students from Wharton Junior High School. The POWER SET and WIT members were well-prepared and very enthusiastic as they demonstrated their experiments. These high school students were beaming with pride as they engaged the younger students.

    The groups are sponsored by the Nuclear Power Institute of College Station, and supported by Phillips 66 and the South Texas Project Corporations, in an effort to encourage students of all ages to pursue educational and career opportunities in the science, technology, engineering and math fields.

    Rudolph Henry, Director of the Wharton County Junior College Nuclear Power Technology Program, was a special guest speaker of the Science Day event, where students and guests were treated to a grilled burger lunch, courtesy of donations from the HEB and Frito Lay Corporations. Valerie Segovia, NPI Director of Outreach and Development, says: "I sincerely appreciated the tremendous hard work and contributions of Nanette Anglin and Danni Daniel to this successful day. Their commitment to students is truly commendable and critical to all our efforts. These educators are fine examples of excellence and determination. With all of their daily responsibilities, they somehow found the time and energy to create a truly exciting day, one that I have learned from and will attempt to emulate."

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