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Green Bay area youth to participate in SHAD program


Published on June 16, 2017

While touring the new Marconi Center in Fogo on July 14, students taking part in the MUN SHAD 2007 program took the time to enjoy the incredible view of Brimstone Head. Pam Snow photo

SPRINGDALE, NL — The Green Bay area will be well represented at this year’s SHAD summer experience in-residence.

Jessica Jacobs and Silas Young of Springdale, Grade 11 students at Indian River High; Makenna Taylor of Roberts Arm, a Grade 10 student at Dorset Collegiate, and Hailey Noseworthy of Silverdale, a Grade 10 student at Valmont Academy; are four of 801 students from across the country who gained entrance into the program.
Taking place July 2-28 at 13 host university campuses, SHAD fosters innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership among Canada’s best and brightest young people. Top high school students are immersed in an intense, one-month program focused on science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) to help them see and reach their potential.
Students live in residence at the campus they have been assigned, attend lectures and workshops from faculty focused on the designated subjects. Students are presented a theme or social problem every summer and have to devise an original product or service that addresses this real world issue. They are taught how to build a business plan, marketing plan and working prototype and come away with an entrepreneurial mindset.
Fort the third straight year, according to a press release issued this week, SHAD received a record number of applications. The students are selected after an intense competition, which includes examining students’ extracurricular activities and the work they are doing in their communities and beyond. Any obstacles they have had to overcome are also considered.