NJHS Inducts Ten
On March 25, 2015 ten students were inducted into the Friendship Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. Congratulations to the following students: Aubrey Bogart, Lindsay Davis, Gracie Greenaway, Micah Hosley, Elijah Legacy, Alexander Peterson, Jadyn Golden, Charis Ruxton, Faith Sands, and Elizabeth Sisson. NJHS is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1929.
The Friendship Free Library is starting a new reading program “Tales to Tails” beginning April 1st. Every Wednesday evening from 6-7PM students are invited to come to the library to read a story to one of two therapy dogs.
This year, Friendship has been looking at its STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program. At the middle school level, computer programming classes were introduced in grades 6 and 7. Mr. Adamski and Mr. Putnam have been attending monthly STEM workshops offered by CA-BOCES to focus on reimagining the STEM curriculum. At the February meeting all of the school districts in attendance received one Hummingbird Robotics Kit and were charged with having a student create some type of robot.
When Jacy Gawlak (grade 12) was introduced to the task he thought about creating R2D2, a robot that is featured in a leading role in all of the Star Wars movies. He began thinking about what the Hummingbird kit could do, and how he would accomplish his vision. Jacy put time in on this project during school hours and when school was not in session. On March 12, 2015 he went to the most recent BOCES STEM workshop and presented his robot to school personnel from across Cattaraugus and Allegany counties. He discussed how he programmed the light patterns, robot movements, and sound. Students, teachers, and administrators were impressed with his work and his robot finished first out of all of the submissions. By finishing first, Jacy won a classroom set of robotics kits for FCS. Currently Jacy is working on taking his knowledge to the next level for his senior project. If you are visiting FCS his robot is on display in the front foyer as you enter the school. Congratulations Jacy, and thank you for helping our school build its robotics program!
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