Addelita Cancryn Junior High will once again host its successful “For Girls Only” conference on Monday, Feb. 4. This year’s program is entitled “STEM: It’s a Girl Thing,” which will focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The event, now in its third year, kicks off at 8 a.m. in the school’s cafeteria with guest speaker Tai C. Hunte, a Cancryn alum and successful doctor of internal medicine and infectious diseases. Breakout sessions will follow from 9 a.m. to noon and will focus in the afternoon on STEM projects, from the construction of solar kits to the behind-the-scenes world of forensic science.
The day will wrap up with a closing session with Raquel Benjamin, the St. Thomas-St. John District’s director of testing.
“The conference is about self-esteem building, etiquette and preparing the girls for success in the academic and professional arenas,” said Cancryn Principal Yvonne Pilgrim. “The conference also helps us re-enforce some of the life lessons that our staff, particularly our guidance counselors, tries to impart
For additional information, contact the school at 774-4540.