The Logan Junior High STEM Team has continued to grow and see success through the generosity of various local businesses and school support.
The STEM Team reported during its presentation to the Princeton Elementary Board on Monday, that it has received a total of $1,950 in donations from Northern Partners, L.W. Schneider, Taylor’s Way and Michlig Energy.
The team was also provided uniform shirts through separate donations from MTM for the students and coaches.
Logan Elementary Teacher Brandie Jacobs leads the team of 14 students in seventh and eighth grades. Jacobs mentioned to the board that the team has spent more money than what has been donated for the entrance fees and supplies for the team’s competitions.
“We go to four STEM competitions a year and we are competing against high school teams,” Jacobs said. “This is an academic team and it teaches the students patience, persistence and good work habits.”
Jacobs was confident that the team would not be a possibility without the generous donations that they have received. She told the board that she feels it is important to give credit and show some of the good things that the students are doing with the STEM Team.
The team has been working on a few service projects including collecting and donating items for Afghanistan refugees in the Quad Cities and also collecting items to donate to Gateway’s Day Camp.
Logan Junior High Student and STEM Marketing Team leader, Ellen Workman, explained that she has learned many new things and made new friends that she may have not met otherwise through the program.
“I have learned how to step out of my comfort zone and I’ve learned how to share my opinion,” Workman said.