Trinity Academy is proud of Sophomores Grace Murphy and AJ Peterson…08 02, 2017
…who represented our school at the USNA (United States Naval Academy) STEM Camp, in Annapolis, MD, from June 12-17, 2017!
USNA STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Camp is held yearly in the summer for incoming high school Freshmen, Sophomore and Junior students. It is open to all high school students throughout the country. It is highly competitive to be accepted into the program. Participants stay at the Naval Academy, sleep in the Midshipmen dorms, and eat at the famous King Hall.
AJ Peterson reports: “This experience has made me realize how much I enjoy STEM subjects and I hope to pursue a career in the STEM field. … The STEM subjects and lab experiences included working with building circuits and looking at corrosion, building straw rockets and shooting them off, building small wooden planes and flying them, utilizing robotic technology, as well as learning about cipher and encryption. One day we went to Washington, DC, and visited two Smithsonian museums. Our instructors were Midshipmen and professors that teach at the Naval Academy!”
Grace Murphy adds, “”Being at the USNA STEM camp allowed me to experience and study the four areas of STEM outside of what we learn in school. The camp also gave us an inside look at the United States Naval Academy and the ability to talk directly with the Midshipmen about their decision to join the Navy.”
We also salute Junior Joseph Murphy, who attended the SAME (Society of American Military Engineers) Camp at Vicksburg, MS. Joe reports: “I attended the SAME Vicksburg Engineering and Construction Camp in hopes of being able to learn more about various engineering fields and their applications. Amazingly, the military volunteers at SAME managed to not only do this but also show me an entirely new world of diverse jobs and positions involving the Army Corps of Engineers. I am now very, very interested in STEM based military fields. Also, I made about 15 new friends in 15 new states. … In addition, the volunteer staff of the camp was made up of former or active military personnel, many of them based out of the U.S. Army Engineering and Research Center (ERDC) nearby. During the camp, I learned about civil, mechanical, and river engineering, with various applications such as designing concrete, visiting a NISSAN Car plant, and even visiting the nearby Vicksburg Military Park. Finally, I competed with my team of 10 campers against 3 other teams. I am very happy to report that the Green “Grass Squad” managed to win overall for the week! … Thank you for this excellent opportunity, and for all the support that Trinity Academy has shown for STEM related camps.”
Congratulations Grace and AJ! We are very proud of you!! Congratulations Joe! We look forward to your bright future!
Please enjoy pictures of our students, below.