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OHS Students Inducted into the Governor's STEM Academy

December 13, 2019 – Twenty-two Osbourn High School students were inducted into the Governor’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academy during a pinning ceremony, Wednesday, December 11.

Students enrolled in the Governor’s STEM Academy participate in specialized, project-based courses, giving them hands-on experience in one of three chosen pathways: automotive, networking/IT or engineering. These students are also provided opportunities to earn industry certifications, preparing them to be more competitive in the workforce, postsecondary institutions and/or specialized technical training schools.

At the ceremony, inductees and guests heard from Dr. Kevin Newman, superintendent of Manassas City Public Schools, and Tim Demeria, a member of the school board and the board’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) representative. Melissa Boyle, systems engineering manager for Lockheed Martin RMS, also delivered a speech.

Lockheed Martin is one of more a dozen Governor’s STEM Academy partners that help students prepare for the workforce.

Students that graduate from the Governor’s STEM Academy receive an Advanced Science and Technical Studies Seal on their diploma.

In order to be considered for the STEM Academy, students must apply, receive a teacher recommendation and write an essay. Students enrolled in the program must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Governor's STEM Academy

 Governor's STEM Academy