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Junior Seahawks learn about Health, Literacy and Finance

Tuesday, September 24, 2013


the 2013 Summer Junior Seahawk Academy learning boating safety“(H2)2 = Healthy Habits, Healthy Humans” was the theme of the 2013 Summer Junior Seahawk Academy, now in its 9th year. During the weeklong program, middle schoolers learned CPR and boating safety, thanks to a collaboration between WCE, Time Warner Cable and the South East Area Health Education Center (SEAHEC).  

Employees from the State Employees’ Credit Union (NCSECU) introduced concepts of personal finance, and Dr. Todd McFadden of UNCW Upperman Center and Chris Montero of Centro Hispano encouraged students to aspire to college. 

Literacy skills were also promoted by the Academy, with each student receiving fiction, non-fiction and reference books through a grant from First Book of New Hanover County.

The mission of the Junior Seahawk Academy is to engage middle school students from underserved and underrepresented populations, with a focus on STEM education and exploratory learning.