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ATHENS ORACLE

The official student news site of Athens Drive High School

ATHENS ORACLE

The official student news site of Athens Drive High School

ATHENS ORACLE

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Senior Spotlight: Ava Seay
Brady Jones, Assistant News Editor • June 4, 2024

As the school year fades to an end, many graduates are leaving the Athens Drive community to begin searching for their passions. While some...

Brady Jones has an on-stage-cameo as security guard in production called I Hate Shakespeare. Photo provided by Lauryn Webb
Senior spotlight: Brady Jones
Taylor Malloy, Editor in Chief • June 4, 2024

Athens Drive High School watches many of its students arrive as freshmen and leave as seniors. Some of these seniors stand out as being leaders,...

Jayvon Coleman at Athens Drive
Senior Spotlight: Jayvon Coleman
Sama Yousef, Staff Writer • June 4, 2024

Throughout high school, students achieve and extend themselves thoroughly; Senior Jayvon Coleman has pushed himself to perform excellence throughout...

Rachel Huffman, a cheerful senior at a companions home having a fun time with friends and her digital camera, at a get together.
Senior Spotlight: Rachel Huffman
Deevani Rodriguez, Features Copy Editor • June 4, 2024

Out of the graduating class of 2024, Senior Rachel Huffman has strived to do her best at leading and achieving greatness at Athens Drive Magnet...

The Drive Inquiry Clubs website is pictured. Dylan Ducatte dedicated a lot of her time while at Athens to the club.
Senior Spotlight: Dylan Ducatte
Sophie King, Assistant Editor • June 4, 2024

A true historian, senior Dylan Ducatte has spent her time at Athens fully engaged in all the school's social studies classes. Throughout her...

Skylar Moore at graduation rehearsal with fellow students.
Senior Spotlight: Skylar Moore
Rowan Bissett, Assistant Sports Editor • June 4, 2024

June 8, 2024, Athens seniors will walk the stage, take their diplomas, and finally finish high school. One of those Seniors is Skylar Moore,...

Meet the Staff
Rose Luck
Rose Luck
Copy Editor

Rose Luck is a Junior at Athens Drive. She enjoys making jewelry and listening to music. This is Rose's second year, and third semester writing for the Athens Oracle. She finds journalism fun and as it...

Jasmine A Glenn
Jasmine A Glenn
Copy Editor

Jasmine A. Glenn is a Junior at Athens Drive Magnet High School. Glenn loves animals and would do anything for an animal in need. A few of her favorite things are sunsets, her car, music, sports cars,...

Sophie King
Sophie King
Assistant Editor

Sophie King is a Junior at Athens Drive and is the Editorial editor for the Athens Oracle. She enjoys hanging out with friends, painting, and playing the piano and guitar. She hopes to shine a light on...

Athens Drive STEM program guides students into STEM fields, holding online guest speakers for virtual learning

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The Athens Drive STEM Academy is a program within the school that offers students a chance to supplement and focus their education on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts and skills. Students in the STEM program can choose multiple pathways to pursue in order to focus on the particular areas they are interested in. These pathways include audio visual arts, computer programming, engineering, sustainable agriculture, science and math. 

Guest speakers with professional experience in the STEM field also share their expertise with the students to further solidify and expand on the real world connections and applications of what they are learning. In order to complete the program students take cohorted classes with the required courses in their chosen pathway, complete STEM projects and earn STEM points by participating in out of class academy events. The program helps students to gain real world skills that they will be able to use in their future careers. 

“Science and technology are going to be the way that we solve the big problems in the world. Athens is trying to get you to do more project based things, to start thinking about these problems and about how they can be solved- Trying to move away from that traditional approach where you get presented something and spit it back out. More classes are doing more project type things.” said Michael Wood, computer science teacher at Athens Drive.

The STEM program is an innovative method of getting students interested in science, math and technology. It implements a method of learning that is more interactive and less traditional. It also helps students to gain experience that could help them in their future careers.

Due to COVID-19, the stem program has been affected which limits student’s ability to interact with each other in person. 

“I’d say it’s been pretty positive. It’s difficult making connections with people, as it’s hard having one on one interactions or even group interactions with people over google meet.” said Daniel Hoffman, freshman, on his experience with joining the STEM academy.

 

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