>> STUDENT HIGHLIGHT: GHS Girls Inducted into POWER SET
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
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.
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.