London High School Junior Madison Myers aspires to be a Marine Biologist. This summer, she will have the chance of a lifetime to explore that dream. Madison was recently selected as London’s first Jason Argonaut, a designation which means she will travel to Belize this summer with students from around the country to study sharks and rays. Dr. Kramer and District Technology Director, Dillan Shumaker, surprised Madison with the announcement on their Super and the Shu podcast. You can listen to Madison’s excitement in Episode 10.
The trip was made possible by the district’s partnership with Jason Learning, which is a nonprofit organization that provides curriculum and learning experiences in science, technology, engineering, and math to K-12 students. The partnership began at the start of this school year with access to STEM curricular resources, opportunities like the Argonaut program, and high quality professional development for teachers. London has greatly expanded the number of STEM pathways in each of its schools over the last two years and recently applied to the Ohio Department of Education to have both London Middle School and London High School receive the state’s STEM designation.
Madison was selected from a number of LHS student applications. As part of the application process, students posted a video explaining their interest in the program. As part of the program, Madison will share her experiences with her classmates and our community during her trip and after her return.