H.I.T.S Expo draws hundreds
The second annual H.I.T.S. expo (history, industry, technology and history) was held at St. Charles High School on Saturday afternoon. The fourhour event, which featured student and teacher exhibits, as well as stations from various community groups, was open to the public.
Right, the “Vortex Cannon” uses sound waves and fog to knock over a pyramid of Styrofoam cups.
The future looks bright for Milton Somers Middle School students Kevin Debnam, 14, and Bryce Gibson, 13, who are engaged in Vex Robotics. Gibson is rewriting code to invert the controls of their robot, while Debnam screws in a part that came loose during a demonstration. Both have expressed early interest in studying biomedicine in the future.
Children make makeshift boats from aluminum foil and test how many marbles they can add before it sinks.
At the dissection table, Karaganne Burroughs, 6, of Hughesville puts her finger inside a cow’s heart as her brother Kincade, 10, watches. Ashton Gordon, 14, a freshman at La Plata High School, helps out with her former teacher Jason Walent’s after school dissection program at Milton Somers Middle School.
North Point High School junior Christina Gerow, 17, shows Adenike Oluyede, 16, a sophomore, how to properly administer CPR during the H.I.T.S. Expo. Both are enrolled in the North Point Academy of Health Professionals program.