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Tenth-, 11th-Graders Take Part in SMART Girls Event

Tree-climbing activity builds confidence Learning the ropes Up, up and awayGirls in 10th and 11th grades visited Penn College’s main campus Saturday to partake in SMART (Science and Math Applications in Real-World Technologies) Girls activities. By showing girls the importance of math and science in a variety of careers, the SMART Girls program aims to encourage girls to continue taking challenging math and science courses at an age when many begin to lose interest or confidence in the subjects. This was the first event that included 11th-graders. Each girl participated in a hands-on tree climbing workshop facilitated by Michael A. Dincher, assistant professor of horticulture; a campus tour and a career-exploration activity that provided them with the tools needed to continue with their career and educational planning.
Photos by Barbara P. Benner, coordinator of nontraditional careers retention

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