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PCA Athletes Selected to All State Teams

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Congratulations to our PCA athletes who were selected to All State teams for their fall sports!

* Emily Shaw - Girls Tennis
* Mae Cave - Girls Cross Country
* Hans Payne - Boys Cross Country
* Hamilton Blair - SCISA AA Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year!!!
* Bailey Kaiser - Volleyball
* Carson Rourk - Football
* Connor Rourk - Football
* Will Vandergrift - Boys Swim
* Katie Grace Vandergrift - Girls Swim

Each player will be honored next month at the All State Banquet in Columbia. We are proud to have PCA well represented!

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STEM: Lower School Students Engineer for Safety

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In designing safe bridge structures, engineers must consider loads such as winds, hurricanes, and tornadoes. Such was the challenge for our lower school STEM students as they designed bridges, taking into account things like which design shape best supports a bridge. Students brainstormed ideas and collaborated on the best design for the most promising solution.  

Lower school STEM teacher Ellen Peek took the project one step further in challenging the children to also create tornado resistant structures. Each child worked on the design, creation and testing of various tornado shelters built by their own hands. The goal was to create a structure that would withstand wind and protect people. The kids did an incredible job! 

In the coming weeks, challenges in our lower school STEM classroom will include creating parachutes, park equipment, and working on coding skills. After winter break, students will start an exciting space unit! So be on the lookout for materials that can be sent in for this unit! 

 

 

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