Stephenville High School has many organizations for students to get involved in, and science department chair Kathleen Huckabee has announced a new organization she will sponsor, POWER SET.
POWER SET stands for Powerful Opportunities for Women Eager and Ready for Science, Engineering and Technology.
“(The organization) is a unique program for high school girls that provides the tools, academic support and mentoring needed to pursue educational and career opportunities related to STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math),” states a release from Huckabee.
Members will be inducted at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at Bond Auditorium followed by a reception.
The students will get more than academic support and career guidance.
“They also get information about college scholarships opportunities and learn from noted speakers from the industry and academia,” the release states. “NPI and school sponsors arrange visits to college and university campuses and NPI partner industries. Members assist with local community service and community development events, which give them practical experience in working with others.”
Those eligible to join POWER SET are sophomores, junior or seniors with a GPA of 3.5 or higher; show a strong aptitude for math and/or science; and are enrolled in college readiness classes.
Students interested will submit a written application and be interviewed.