MAY 2017
Jennifer Crusco
Communications Assistant

Middle School Students Earn Prizes in STREAM Competition

Demarest, NJ: Over 50 girls from more than 15 area middle schools flocked to the Academy of the Holy Angels to participate in the Academy’s Second Annual STREAM Competition. AHA students judged the projects, all of which featured water. 

Competitors in grades six through eight were challenged to focus one of two categories: Movement with Water or Music with Water.

Students who chose Movement with Water built Rube Goldbergs from household items and recyclable materials. Each device ultimately had to water a plant or fill a cup with water. Those who competed in this category were also required to submit a drawing that indicated all the steps the Rube Goldberg would take on the path to the ultimate goal, and provide a description of what would occur during each of those steps.

Competitors in the Music with Water category devised methods to communicate the message that water is vital for survival. Students who participated in this category were required to present a slideshow or video that included music and narration.

The Angels who acted as judges were favorably impressed with the amount of time and dedication that went into each entry. After careful deliberation, they selected winners from the teams and individuals who participated.

The Epic Experimentals, a team of sixth grade scientists from the Academy of Saint Therese in Cresskill, won first place in the Movement with Water category. A seventh grader from Saint Joseph’s in Bogota won the individual first place award.

The Streamers, a sixth grade team from Good Shepherd Academy in Nutley, earned the first place award in the Music with Water category. The individual award went to an eighth grader from Holdrum Middle School in River Vale.

The STREAM curriculum takes STEM a few steps further, by including science, technology, religion, engineering, art, and math.

Since 1879, thousands of women have passed through the portals of Academy of the Holy Angels high school, the oldest private girls’ school in New Jersey. Many go on to study at some of the nation’s best universities, earning high-ranking positions in medicine, government, law, education, public service, business, arts and athletics. Our goal is to provide each girl with the tools she needs to reach the fullness of her potential—spiritually, intellectually, socially and physically, by offering a first –rate education in a nurturing environment where equal importance is placed on academic excellence, character development, moral integrity and giving service to others.

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