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June School Highlights
Academy for Allied Health & Biomedical Sciences
- The Woodbridge Academy graduated 62 students on June 21st. We were honored to have County Commissioner Charles Kenney and Interim Executive County Superintendent Kyle Anderson in attendance.
- The Woodbridge Academy competed in the HOSA National Competition with excellent results. Shiven Sakunala won first place in the Healthy Lifestyles competition, Yash Dixit placed 10th in the Biomedical Lab Science competition, Ridhimaa Thaker placed 2nd in the Medical Law and Ethics competition, Rohan Vivek placed 10th in the Medical Terminology competition, Navneeth Murali placed 2nd in the Medical Spelling competition and 10th in the TC-AAFP Medicine Career Test.
- Out of five Rutgers exam-based courses offered for the spring of 2021, 321 Rutgers exams were taken by 197 students at the Woodbridge Academy. The students accomplished a passing rate of 87%. Woodbridge Academy's sophomores and juniors had a 100% passing rate for Dynamics of Healthcare in Society and Medical Terminology, earning each of them three college credits. Sixty percent of our juniors also earned 3 additional credits for Introduction to Clinical Research. There was an 89% passing rate for our seniors to earn 3 credits for Nutrition and the Lifespan and 84% earned an additional four credits for Anatomy and Physiology II.
Academy for Science, Mathematics, & Engineering Technologies
- Senior Seminar Speaker Series: Ms. Renee Davis, MCVTS Supervisor of Special Education. Ms. Davis spoke to our seniors about the link between Emotional Intelligence (EI) and Intelligence Quotient (IQ) as they strive to achieve success at college. She also underscored the importance of learning about and seeking out support services in college, making a plan for any emergencies that may arise and how to maintain their spiritual growth. This was the last in our speaker series for the year.
- On Saturday May 29th, three teams from the Edison Academy participated in the American Computer Science League Competition. Our students who competed in the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Divisions qualified to participate in 2021 ACSL Finals. Although our teams did not place this year due to an incredible field. One of our freshman Pranav Sitarman earned a Gold Award by achieving a perfect score of 40/40 on the Junior-3 level.
- Edison Academy Seniors in the Electrical Computer Engineering Technology career majors presented on their year-long senior projects in a virtual Senior Showcase.
- The Edison Academy held our first Research Symposium for our newest course Honors Science Research created and taught by Dr. Latha Nair. Honors Science Research was first introduced in the 2020-21 academic year for seniors to apply concepts in Biology, Chemistry, and any other Science subject that interests them. The event was co-sponsored by Siemens and Agraj Seva Kendra.
- The Edison Academy’s 18th class of students to graduate from the Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies was held on June 21st. Middlesex County Commissioner Director Ronald Rios and Commissioner Charles Tomaro attended the ceremony.
East Brunswick Campus
- Our Digital Film program’s student’s films were selected into various film festivals and had some remarkable results:
- MONTCLAIR FILM FESTIVAL: EMERGING FILMMAKER COMPETITION June 5-6, 2021 – Montclair, New Jersey
- Experimental: Grand Prize (tie) – Growing Pains by Jennifer Ruiz-Gonzalez (Senior from New Brunswick)
- Experimental: Special Jury Prize – Norenphrine by Maya Zeidman (Sophomore from South Brunswick)
- Our Dance students produced and conducted an informal Dance performance outside on June 1st.
- Ninety-seven senior students from the class of 2021 officially graduated and received their diplomas during an outdoor ceremony held outdoors on our campus grounds on June 21, 2021.
- During the 92nd NJ State Future Farmers of America (FFA) Convention, Loriann De Sousa Rego placed 1st in the Fine Art Competition. She painted a picture to represent this year's state FFA theme, Lead with Purpose. Her painting is on display in the FFA cabinet in the Front Hall. EB Tech FFA Chapter also received the HO Sampson Recognition Bronze Award.
- Agriscience Technology students and their instructor and FFA advisor Mrs. Kylie Naylor held their annual Future Farmers of America (FFA) end of year banquet. Each year it is tradition that FFA chapters host an end of year banquet to recognize members’ hard work and accomplishments, as well as, instating the new, incoming officer team. This year has been a very successful year for our FFA chapter.
- Mr. Diemer’s Supermarket Career students got a "taste" of some of the items that we will be preparing next year as our program transitions into Culinary Assisting and Foods Employment (C.A.F.E.). The implementation of food prep will be a great addition to our students' skill set.
- Our Gay Straight Alliance Club celebrated PRIDE Month in June. Ms. Henry and the students put together a week’s activities to bring awareness to the many issues and historical events that have led to recognition of PRIDE Month. Students decorated the halls, researched historical events and issues as well as created awareness for PTSD, Bullying, Day of Silence, Suicide Prevention and General PRIDE awareness. Ms. Henry’s music students contributed to PRIDE awareness by researching and performing songs that were written by the LGBTQ community.
- Graduation was a great success with the added live musical performance of the song “A Million Dreams” under the direction of Ms. Henry, by our students Rosa Garcia Jimenez, Dejanya Little, and Emily Dominguez Garcia.