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Beyond High School May 19, 2010

Posted by Connie Chow in Executive Director Musings, STEM pipeline efforts.
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The Cambridge Rotary Club hosts the National Honor Society Leadership Breakfast in late spring. The breakfast honors accomplished graduating seniors from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School and offer them the opportunity to engage in a conversation about leadership with men and women in the community. I learned much from the young people I spoke with.

Included at the breakfast were several Science Club for Girls participants and alumnae. I was proud of their academic achievements but the reality that they’ll be leaving us for college soon hit home.

The inseparable Georgias (much more mature than the photo), who have been with Science Club for Girls since 3rd grade, and been part of the media team and junior mentor program, will have to part ways come fall, as they have received scholarships to Northeastern University and Simmons College.

Mykaliah, who was with Science Club from 3rd to 9th grade, will be attending UMass Dartmouth to study biology. Fatima, who has been with SCFG since elementary school and a junior mentor the last few years, will head to Georgetown.

The list of the colleges that some of our girls from this year’s graduating class will be headed in Fall 2010 include MIT, Northeastern, Simmons, UMass (Dartmouth, Amherst and Boston campuses), Emmanuel, McGill, Boston College, Vassar and Georgetown.

What will they be studying? STEM-related fields include environmental science, neurobiology, physical therapy, biology. Pre-med and engineering are under serious consideration. Other fields include journalism and education.

We are so proud of all of our graduates and wish them the best!

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