STEMFEST Career Day
On September 5th, the Shenandoah High School was transformed for a STEMFEST Career Day. The goal of the day was to give students an insight into the exciting career opportunities that use STEM daily. The day started off with keynote speakers Maris King and Hershel Reed from Iowa Workforce Development. The message was clear to students that all can achieve with motivation and taking steps towards success. The students were able to hear from a large variety of speakers in all fields after the assembly. The students were able to do hands-on activities and listen to speakers from all over the state. Thanks to the Fremont County Cattlemen Association for grilling Iowa beef patties for lunch.
During the lunch session, Payton Stephens, Sam Martin, Quentin Slater, and George Martin informed the student body about the research projects that we are participating in the Agriculture Department. The students are working on a bean population study in the test plot on Hwy 2. Also, the students have been working on taking water samples with the Iowa Soybean Association. It has been the students who have made the management decisions and worked on securing sponsors for the plot. We would like to thank Twin Oaks and Landscaping, O’Hara Seed, Helena, Iowa Soybean Association, and Southwest Iowa Regional Water District to help this project a reality.
-Sarah F. Martin, High School Instructor