Recently, Hampstead Academy participated in a school wide fund raiser, The Great American SpellCheck. It was an opportunity for students to improve their spelling while raising funds for a worthy cause. Through the cooperation and support of the Hampstead Academy community, an amount totaling $1,403.00 was raised. As a gesture of gratitude to Muddy Paw for their educational presentation supporting the Iditarod, a HA school wide educational project, a check was presented to them on May 18th. Muddy Paw's mission is to rescue second chance sled dogs while providing education to the public, preserving the dog sledding history, and finding homes for the dogs through the adoption program. Thank you to the students and parents for their support!
Invention Convention winner Veronica L. (grade 7) just returned from her trip to the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE). The (NICEE) event is an annual celebration of inventors and entrepreneurs from across the U.S. This far-reaching forum is the marquee event of The STEMIE Coalition. The event is held annually at the United States Patent and Trade headquarters in Washington, D.C. It provides a live, in-person opportunity for youth inventors and entrepreneurs in grades 4-12 to present their critical thinking skills through inventing, innovating, and entrepreneurial activities. Each student invited is a winner of their underlying State-level competition and is their state representative of thousands of kids who each year learn core invention and entrepreneurship in their K-12 schools. From an initial pool of more than 800,000 kids, 170 student inventors and entrepreneurs "finalists" are invited to this prestigious event to showcase their innovative ideas. The goal is to inspire tomorrows youth by creating this national showcase those whose efforts embody America’s inventive and entrepreneurial spirit. It’s the youth invention and entrepreneurship equivalent of the Intel Science and Engineering Fair.