On Saturday May 6th, middle school and high school students from Armory College Prep made a visit to MIT and Harvard University. The middle school students began their day by visiting MIT’s Media Lab to celebrate Scratch, a programing language, and it’s ten year anniversary. The event at the Media Lab had students participating in multiple activities such as creating and testing functions, programming with musical instruments, and designing wearable technology. Meanwhile, the high school students were led by, MIT Media Lab student, Nabeel Gillani around the campus. They visited notable sites such as the Ray & Maria STATA Center, famously designed by Frank Gehry. Students were given a inside look at the various engineering departments and saw the depth of the field. ACP students finished their trip of Cambridge with a tour of Harvard University. Students were able to see the residence halls of notable alumni such as Mark Zuckerberg, JFK, and Bill Gates. Throughout the tour, students asked thoughtful questions about the admissions process and the workload of a typical Harvard student.
High school girls from Armory College Prep volunteered at the annual STARS Summit, which took place at the High School of Fashion Industries in Manhattan and was attended by over 500 young women ages 6-19. Each of the Armory College Prep students served as group leaders for 20-30 participants, guiding workshops that focused on a variety of topics and activities to engage and inspire girls mentally and physically. “Being part of the STARS Summit as a group leader and being able to interact with different young women who come from many different backgrounds was by far one of the best things I have experienced," said Armory College Prep student Priya Latchman.
On April 11th, 2017, Armory College Prep high school seniors, Oshin Allen and Bariki Innis attended a taping of the talk show, Harry. This was the first time either Oshin or Bariki participated in a studio broadcast as audience members. Oshin stated, “I did not know being an audience member would be so much fun! I have never done so much clapping in my life.” After the taping, Oshin and Bariki were given the opportunity to speak to managers about the production process and professional skills needed for the job.
Armory College Prep student-athletes Vanessa Rodriguez (bottom left) and Bariki Innis (top middle) are two of 10 recipients of the 2017 New York Times College Scholarship. Each will receive $15,000 in financial assistance for every year of college, as well as mentoring and paid internship opportunities with The New York Times Company. Vanessa will be attending Emory University on a full scholarship and Bariki is deciding among a number of prominent institutions. Read the New York Times article HERE.