The district’s summer STEAM Camp, a two-week session offered to rising eighth and ninth graders in the CHSD, was a success.
“It is amazing how much the students have learned and accomplished over two weeks,” said Danielle Caliendo, a district chairperson for Mathematics and Computer Science.
Ninth graders showcased their skills on the VEX VR fields, while the eighth graders were impressive on the VEX IQ fields.
“We are incredibly proud of the progress each camper has made and the friendships they have formed,” added Caliendo. “We hope that they continue on their STEAM journey through the many clubs and courses Bellmore-Merrick has to offer.”
Coding teachers included Dan Stigliz and Rob Walsh, while robotics teachers were Ed Catapano and Deanna Ocampo. Volunteers Ella Cullen, Sara Maltempi, Marci Baldinger, Jayden Simon, Justin Barrera, Matthew Stone, Ryan Kenny, Ryan Levinter, Joe Andreano and Zach Sirof.
The camp concluded with a BMCHSD Summer STEAM camp Hackathon, where four teams competed in a series of coding challenges using Hatch, Python, Sprite Editor and other tools they learned.
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VEX IQ Winners:
VEX V5 Winners:
Jeremiah Cruz Sanjines
Winning Team: Sand Under Table