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BHS students accepted into STEM Scholars program

STEM Scholars (from left): Hannah Thiel, junior; Andrew Scott, senior; and Ava Langstaff, senior.

U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) announced his second class of 27 STEM Scholars from the 14th Congressional District—and three are from Batavia High School: Ava Langstaff, senior; Andrew Scott, senior; and Hannah Thiel, junior. These three students are also active members of the school’s robotics team, Roaring Robotics.

The youth leadership program encourages highly-motivated and energetic high school students to become ambassadors in their communities for the possibilities provided by science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). STEM Scholars grow their leadership skills through presentations, higher-level discussions and on-site visits with Representative Hultgren to some of the 14th District’s premier STEM facilities. Representative Hultgren will join the STEM Scholars and his Student STEM Advisers board for their first meeting and hands-on learning experience at Elgin Community College.

“Our first STEM Scholars program last year was a resounding success, and I can’t wait to get started with this new class of talented and enthusiastic group of students who are interested in exploring and promoting science, technology, engineering and math,” said Rep. Hultgren. “Our upcoming hands-on learning experiences and in-depth discussions with STEM professionals will help spark their imaginations for the possibilities and careers in STEM fields.”

The program runs through May 2018.