The Queen of All Saints eighth-grade class of 2015 last week made a donation to fund the introduction of Project Lead the Way/Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, or PLTW/STEM, into the school’s curriculum for the coming year.
Eighth-graders conducted various fundraisers throughout the school year to support their end-of-the-year events, including graduation activities, retreats and field trips. Because of their hard work and dedication, their fundraising efforts exceeded their expenses and students donated the remaining resources to the school for the introduction of PLTW/STEM for the 2015-2016 school year.
The donated funds amount to the school will cover the PTLW/STEM participation fee, equipment and supplies, and teacher training, according to a news release.
“This eighth-grade year and our entire journey through Queen of All Saints has taught us to lead lives of honor, integrity and social responsibility. The greatest gift we can give Queen of All Saints and their students is the gift of education,” eighth-grader Abbey Brickler stated in the release.
In addition, eighth-grade students gifted laptop/tablet devices to the school’s eighth-grade teachers so they can continue to inspire the next group of students through their creativity, as next year’s eighth-grade class will be taught in a 1:1 device environment.
“We know our gift of technology, in addition to their own personal needs, will benefit hundreds of students long after our graduation,” eighth-grader Will Devine stated in the release.
Students presented their donations during a May 13 ceremony at the school. During the ceremony, a framed letter from the students, surrounded by their signatures and photo, was hung in the main entryway to the school.