Northampton students spend summer with science
by Richard Adkins
July 16, 2014
More than 50 students in Northampton County are spending their summer break in the classroom as part of a program designed to give them a greater chance at career success.
The grant-funded program emphasizes STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and math.
Now in its third year, the STEM program has been so popular that Gov. Pat McCrory made a road trip Wednesday to see it for himself.
“Your generation has to step up and make this society better,” McCrory told the students.
“I really like school, and my favorite subjects are math and science, and I want to be an engineer,” student Katlyn Farrow said. “So, I thought this would help me a lot.”
“You got to take advantage of every moment, and the best way to take advantage of every moment is to never stop learning,” McCrory said to the teens.
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