OCSD students Curtis Mack and Trinity Winningham with their parents
ORANGEBURG, S.C.- High school seniors from across the state were celebrated for their decision to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education at technical programs, two- and four-year colleges and universities. Just like signing days for athletes, these honorees signed a letter of intent to pursue their STEM goals at the annual STEM Signing Day.
Representing OCSD at STEM Signing Day at the S.C. State House were Curtis Mack from Bethune-Bowman Middle/High School, who will be attending Claflin University in the Fall to major in Cyber Security, and Trinity Winningham from Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School, who will be attending Tuskegee University in the Fall to major in Aerospace Engineering.
The event was filled with exciting activities for the students, including meeting and taking pictures with several distinguished individuals, such as Max Metcalf - Manager, Government and Community Relations (BMW Manufacturing), Mike Lee - VP, Nucor Steele, a representative from Ingevity, and Kristina Mauger, 787 Production Engineering Director.
The students also participated in a panel discussion with engineers from the company, were recognized on the senate floor, and had the opportunity to meet and have a photo with Governor McMaster. The day was capped off with a delightful lunch on the Senate Lawn.
"We are proud of our students for pursuing STEM education and committing to their future goals. STEM education is critical to the success of our students and our community, and we are excited to support these students as they embark on their STEM journey,” shared Robert M. Hemby II, Coordinator of Career and Technical Education.
STEM Signing Day is an important initiative that celebrates and encourages the pursuit of STEM education, which is vital to the future of the country's workforce and economic growth. We congratulate all the honorees and wish them success in their future STEM pursuits.