It is always great to hear about how our older students mentor our younger ones in Brazosport ISD... which is what happened on February 24 when Brazosport High School opened its doors to 45 students from SFA STEM Academy, giving them a glimpse of several Career and Technical Education (CTE) opportunities.
Students at Brazosport High School in Valerie Jansky’s Culinary Arts and Food Science taught the fifth graders how to dehydrate foods and assisted them in making fruit roll ups and banana chips. The high schoolers discussed how dehydrating food is used in space and in a variety of other ways. “The 5th grader's eyes were really opened to all of the fun experiences to be had in high school,” said SFA STEM Academy teacher Stephanie Gay.
While the dehydrator did its work, the young visitors went through rotations in other classes. Students visited Jacqueline Rigg’s American Sign Language Class, Troy Day’s Chemistry class and even Brynn Wittie’s Agriculture class (FFA). Each teacher had a specific lesson or game planned out for the students to participate in such as watching chemistry demonstrations, learning sign language basics, and running relay races with live chickens! “This one day gave our 5th graders inspiration and a drive to continue!" Stephanie Gay added.