City Social Magazine

JAN-FEB 2016

City Social Magazine in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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26 Students from the High School for Engineering Professions (HSEP) program at Scotlandville Magnet High School Academy of Engineering (AoE) joined with nearly 200 industry and community leaders to celebrate their continued designation as a Distinguished Academy of Engineering by the National Academy Foundation (NAF) at their 9th annual fundraising breakfast at Boudreaux's. The HSEP program is one of only three Distinguished Academies of Engineering in the United States, and the breakfast fundraiser was structured to share information about this unique program and how community partners can support its continued success and growth. At the breakfast, hosted by the HSEP Advisory Council and underwritten by Entergy, Academy students hosted business and industry leaders from the surrounding community and shared their experiences both in the classroom and as student interns this past summer as part of the AoE curriculum. Featured guest speaker Warren Drake, Superintendent of the East Baton Rouge Parish (EBR) School System, spoke about how the EBR School System is working to ensure students are exposed to quality, integrated STEM experiences designed to prepare students for success in college, career and life in the workforce of tomorrow. Guests also heard from HSEP alumna Charlaya Washington of Jacobs Engineering about how the program impacted her scotlandville magnet High school academy of engineering Celebrates "Distinguished Academy" Achievement at Annual Breakfast r e a d u s o n l i n e a t w w w . c i t y s o c i a l . c o m 26

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