Former President, Barack Obama said in 2010, “Leadership tomorrow depends on how we educate our students today, especially in science, technology, engineering, and math.” With that said, Horizon Science Academy Lorain hosted its first ever STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Festival on Thursday, November 8th. During the Family STEAM Festival planning, Mr. Savas (three time Governor’s Award winning teacher) and High School Biology teacher, Ms. Polat, knew they would be taking an educational risk by planning a school wide event. Yet, they kept a laser focus on the mission of Horizon (preparing students to succeed in college and the world by offering high-quality, college-prep, STEAM education), and as a result were able to pull it off with precision!
Students in grades K-12 showcased a number of interactive experiments in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Horizon Science Academy’s Rocket Club kicked off the ceremony with a countdown and rocket launch, sending the rocket over 800 feet in the air. A variety of projects were set up throughout the cafeteria and gymnasium including robotics. The best part of the evening was summarized by Assistant Principal Mr. Bendik, “If you just look briefly around the room, once you get inside the gym and see how excited these kids get when they are doing these kinds of projects, this is something that can change the trajectory of their life by doing a simple project at such a young age.” Overall, it was an unforgettable evening that will inspire the next great scientists!