Junior High School usually conjures images of overactive hormones and non-stop figits. But the group of 6th – 8th grade girls, “Sci-Gals,” who visited the St. Cloud campus recently were already thinking about their future careers: and particularly those in science.
Sci-Gals is an after-school program in District 742 which challenges young women to start thinking about “what they want to be when they grow up,” says Diane Ohmann, Volunteer Coordinator for the St. Cloud School District. They learn STEM activities: science, technology, engineering and math, as well as career exploration.
Holly Gazett, Veterinary Technology Chairperson at the St. Cloud campus, gave the students an overview of the life–and studies–of a veterinary technician. She also answered questions and gave the students a tour of the classrooms and labs. In addition, students had the opportunity to visit the medical labs and health fitness room and equipment.
One student was overheard to say, “I just can’t wait to get here!”
MSB-St. Cloud and District 742 are partners in the College Bound program for area public schools. Week-long sessions take place on campus during the summer months.