WINNERS OF TRINITY ACADEMY’S STEM EXPO TO BE ON DISPLAY AT RCAN STEM EXPO
- Archdiocese of Newark featuring STEM winners March 25th from 10am -2pm at the Archdiocesan Youth Retreat Center, Kearny -
Trinity Academy would like to congratulate the winners of their first annual STEM competition, “Global Challenges, Local Solutions.”
Students in grades 5-8
grade worked in groups from September through February on projects focused on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The projects targeted specific world regions and engineered solutions to challenges that keep the end-user in mind. Some of the issues addressed included: climate change, world hunger, education for all, resilient housing, infrastructure and transportation issues, access to clean water and care for Earth’s natural resources.
Winners of this first annual STEM contest included two 8
grade group projects:
Apollo Water Filter
, comprised of team mates Kendall Roake, Brynn Caufield, Emma Turner, Julia Rodano, Kayla Jones and, McKayla Horlacher; raised money to help solve hunger issues in Haiti. The
Apollo Water Filter
developed by Elisabeth Prioletti, Clare Mulvihill, Brian Bolger, Sam Rojas, and Nicholas Yanuzzi featured a solar-powered water filter to assist the people of Haiti in gaining access to clean water.
Trinity Academy’s winning 7
grade group was named
Vetiver Paper Company,
they created a unique solution to responsible production and consumption of paper in Haiti. Concept and display were created by Isabella Castillo, Stephanie Perretti, Michelle Malagiere, Siobhan Stack, Teresa McKiernan, Alfred Pacicco, and Angelo Delguercio.
Finally, one 5
, comprised of Jane Finney, Matthew Glenn, Mackenzie Mir, Ava Pothacamury, and David Zoppi, created a plan for responsible trash disposal and composting in Puerto Rico.
Trinity Academy has been chosen by the Archdiocese of Newark to be a pilot school for a new STEM program titled “Global Challenges, Local Solutions.” This innovative program aims to empower students to develop solutions and technologies to meet challenges we face now and in the future.
Winning teams and their displays will be part of the Schools Office of the Archdiocese of Newark’s first annual STEM EXPO at the Archdiocesan Youth Retreat Center located at 499 Belgrove Drive in Kearny, New Jersey. Projects representing Catholic elementary school students from Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Union Counties will be on display.
Trinity Academy was chosen as one of just 31 schools selected by the Archdiocese to participate. Since September, students in grades 5-8 have been working in groups on projects focused on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. They have focused on specific world regions and have engineered solutions to challenges that keep the end-user in mind. Some of the issues addressed include climate change, world hunger, education for all, resilient housing, infrastructure and transportation issues, access to clean water, and care of Earth’s natural resources.
“This initiative is designed to take STEM education into the real world, and we are thrilled to be a part of it,” said Trinity Academy Principal Mary Cassels. “I’m so proud of the talent, vision, collaboration and care that have gone into these projects and I know the students are excited to showcase their thoughtful work.”
The public is welcome to attend this exciting educational event from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Saturday, March 25th at the Archdiocesan Youth Center in Kearny.
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About Trinity Academy
Trinity Academy is a highly regarded pre-K to grade 8 Catholic grammar school, located in Caldwell. Trinity Academy is celebrating their recent 2015 National Blue Ribbon School Award from the U.S. Department of Education. Trinity Academy’s mission is to provide students with a challenging academic environment while educating the whole person in the Catholic tradition. Trinity Academy offers small class sizes, flexible Pre-K with before and after care, a full-day Kindergarten program, and a nurturing environment that allows every child to thrive. For a private tour visit
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