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STUDENT HIGHLIGHT: GHS Girls Inducted into POWER SET

December 3, 2012

    Seventeen Granbury High School girls became the first inductees into POWER SET, a new student organization focused on science, engineering, and technology. The ceremony was held November 15, 2012, in the Bagby-McMahan Performing Arts Center. Inducted into the society were: Sydney Carpenter, Jaden Charbonnet, Blair Cowden, Ariel Davila, Kayla Jumper, Maggie McKenna, Amy Mendoza, Harley Miles, Evangelina Ovideo, Mariah Rendeiro, Chloe Scroggins, Adan Shah, Alyssa Tigner, Katelyn Tigner, Phoebe Wallace, Kylie Wheeler, and McKenzie Woods.

    POWER SET - which stands for Powerful Opportunities for Women Eager and Ready for Science, Engineering, and Technology - provides high school girls with educational tools and essential support and professional opportunities.

    Each POWER SET member receives a pearl necklace which shows the world her commitment to the program and its goals. Pearls are the world's oldest gems, treasured for centuries for their smooth finish and warm glow, and are often the first jewels young women receive. Highly prized for their myth and perceived magic, pearls represent the ideals of POWER SET: overcoming adversity through hard work, persistence, and tenacity. Pearls also signify purity, perfection and feminine charm.

    Participants enjoy mentoring by industry professionals, visit local industry partners, participate in industry job shadowing, take part in professional development activities, visit universities and community colleges, hear from and meet guest speakers, have scholarship opportunities, and give back by mentoring middle school students.

    Officers are: Mariah Rendeiro, president; Phoebe Wallace, vice president; Adan Shah, secretary; Kayla Jumper, student advisor; and Harley Miles, web designer. Faculty advisor is math department chair Angie Ecton.

    POWER SET is a high school outreach initiative of the Nuclear Power Institute, a unique statewide partnership led by the Texas Engineering Experiment Station and headquartered at Texas A&M University. Inductees must have a 3.5 grade point average, be enrolled in college readiness classes, demonstrate a strong aptitude for math or science, and complete an interview.

    By Jeff Meador, Public Information Officer, Granbury ISD.  

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    Pictured above are (left to right) Mariah Rendeiro, Phoebe Wallace, Kayla Jumper, Adan Shah, Harley Miles, Sydney Carpenter, Ariel Davila, Jaden Charbonnet, Amy Mendoza, Blair Cowden, Evangelina Oviedo, Maggie McKenna, Chloe Scroggins, Alyssa Tigner, Katelyn Tigner, Kylie Wheeler, and McKenzie Woods.

     



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