"Today was a very fun-filled activity but geared toward STEM, which gets them to understand the game of football is not just a sport, it's science!" said Telia Guy, 3rd and 4th Grade Math and Science Teacher at Cherbonnier Elementary.
WAGGAMAN, La. (PRWEB) May 17, 2023
250 fourth and fifth graders from West Bank Jefferson Parish Public Schools attended the Cornerstone Chemical Company and the New Orleans Saints' Second Annual STEM Rally at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center.
This year’s attending schools included:
- District 1 - William Hart Elementary School
- District 2 - Woodmere Elementary School and Johnson Gretna Park Elementary
- District 3 - C.T. Janet Elementary
- District 5 - Lincoln Elementary School and Cherbonnier/Rillieux Elementary School
Following a brief address from Matt Rhea, Saints Director of Sports Science, students prepared for the event with warm-ups and stretches led by the Saints Cheer Team and Sir Saint before dividing into smaller groups to start the STEM station rotation. At the end of the event, students were sent home with a Make Your Own Paint kit and STEM-inspired coloring sheets to continue their learning after leaving.
Employees of Cornerstone and the New Orleans Saints led engaging physical activities at six STEM education stations, including:
- The Quarterback Challenge
- The Wide Receiver Challenge
- Field Goal Kicking
- Sack the Quarterback
- Touchdown Dive
- Defensive Back Drill
Both Cornerstone and the New Orleans Saints champion local education and join twice a year to host reading and STEM education rallies for the Jefferson Parish Public School System. In hosting the STEM Rally, Cornerstone welcomes the young minds of Jefferson Parish to embrace their future potential in the exciting world of science.
"The kids are really enjoying it. This opens them up to science and shows them that science can be fun. Science IS fun!" said William Briscoe, PE Teacher at Johnson Gretna Park Elementary.
"Today was a very fun-filled activity but geared toward STEM, which gets them to understand the game of football is not just a sport, it's science!" said Telia Guy, 3rd and 4th Grade Math and Science Teacher at Cherbonnier/Rillieux Elementary.
Jefferson Parish School Board Members Michael Pedalino (District 6), Steven Guitterrez (District 9), and Vice President Derrick Shepherd (District 5) were also in attendance. "Revolving around STEM, this is jobs, this is careers that kids are going to be exposed to for later on that they can learn about, get active about and have a great time learning about STEM activities and the STEM opportunities for them," said former science teacher and School Board Member Steven Guitterrez.
Cornerstone Chemical Company Is Committed to Our Jefferson Parish and Louisiana Communities
A proud partner of the New Orleans Saints, Cornerstone Chemical demonstrates our commitment to our community through educational programs that are making a difference in the lives of the next generation.
Whether it's our reading rallies or our Cornerstone Scholarship Program funding STEM higher education, we believe in doing our part to bolster tomorrow's workforce and create a lasting impact on our community.
At Cornerstone Chemical, we understand being committed to our Louisiana communities means going far past hosting educational events — we must help to create an environment that allows these children, and their families, to thrive for years to come.
That is why we strive to reduce our environmental footprint through sustainability projects and practicing responsible corporate citizenship by actively working to help our community prosper.
Contact us directly to learn more about our commitment to safety and community improvement efforts in Waggaman and other surrounding areas.