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Independence High School students host energy science and career fair for 8th graders

Posted at 7:14 PM, Feb 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-15 22:14:53-05

For the second year, Independence High School students hosted an energy science and career fair for Lakeside School 8th graders highlighting the school's Energy and Utilities Career Academy. The academy is a 3-year program for sophomores, juniors and seniors. It is designed to prepare students for careers in science, technology, engineering and math fields, also known as STEM. 


Academy coordinator Aaron Jacobson said today was, "an opportunity for students to take some of the information that they've been able to get from their mentors in the energy industry and pass it along to the 8th graders. 


The event included an energy carnival, hands on activities and games. It ended with seniors putting on a career fair showing 8th graders the different types of jobs within the energy sector. 


More information about the academy model, career focus and participants can be found on the IHS website.