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Hornet Battalion Cadets attend First STEM Academy at Southern Carolina State University June 12-18 

Hillside High School Army JROTC Cadets (Top row from left to right) Edinelson Cruz, Ellis Brown, Josh Salvador, Jonathan Martinez, Jocelyn Hernandez and Daniela Vasquez. (Bottom row from left to right) Daniel Chavez, Jakayla Alston and Rosie Lenis-Hill.

 

Hornet Battalion Cadets attend First STEM Academy at Southern Carolina State University June 12-18 

 

Hillside High School JROTC cadets participated in JROTC’s first ever Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) camp at South Carolina State University (SCSU). Hillside was one of 45 North and South Carolina high schools that attended. The camp was appropriately named “Camp Bulldog '' after SCSU’s mascot. The cadets were given a choice between Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Nuclear/Physics, Cyber Security, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science to explore during camp.  All instruction was provided by South Carolina State’s excellent faculty and staff.  In addition to the classroom instruction the cadets were given presentations by Boeing and Savannah River Plant, introduced to drone operations and went on field trips to The Citadel and North Charleston Sewer District. The camp culminated with each STEM group presenting their final projects to their fellow cadets. Chief Warrant Officer Four Otha Hester, Senior Army Instructor Hillside High School JROTC stated, “This has been an inspirational and educational experience for our cadets. I hope that this remarkable educational opportunity will continue in the future for cadets in the Army JROTC program.”