LEHS 9th grade students visited Cell Signaling Technology, CST, in Danvers as part of a program sponsored by North Shore Work Investment Board-WIB. The board sponsored a workshop for science and math teachers on the North Shore to inform them of the future job opportunities that will be available in the STEM and manufactoring fields. The board also has the broader role of addressing critical labor market issues and developing strategic partnerships with local leaders in economic development, the K-12 and higher education system, government agencies, chambers of commerce, community-based, and labor organizations. CST is a member of WIB and is an international biotech comapany that produces antibodies for researchers world wide(http://www.northshorewib.com/about.html). CST also uses the antibodies for their own research in cancer.
Students visited with 5 different scientists and performed a Western Blot, used a high tech microscope that produces immunoflorescent images of cells, observed tissue cultures used for the production of proteins and observed robotics imaging equipment that collects data for multiple cell samples simultaneously.
This LEHS program is one of many partnerships being offered through the North Shore Work Investment Board in schools on the North Shore. CST and Lynn English will continue their partnership next year. LEHS offers a biotech program which offers students opportunities to learn some of the same lab procedures and skills being performed at CST.
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Lynn English JROTC Drill Team Lynn English High School’s JROTC Drill Team won seven trophies at the National High School Drill Team Championship held last week in Daytona, Fla. Senior Amonique Wint said, “We practice year round for nine minutes on the floor.”
By Chris Stevens / The Daily Item
LYNN — Lynn English High School’s JROTC put in more than 300 hours of work and traveled 2,000 miles to compete for a total of about nine minutes but came home with seven trophies for their efforts.
“Totally worth it,” said Amonique Wint, an 18-year-old senior. “We practice year round for nine minutes on the floor, and for that nine minutes, that’s what we got.”
On the desk behind Wint stood two trophies nearly as tall as her and five shorter ones that the JROTC Drill Team brought home from the National High School Drill Team Championship held last week in Daytona, Fla.
“It’s 122 schools from around the nation,” explained Sgt. Major Kenneth Oswald, who runs the JROTC program. “There was a school from Guam, a school from Alaska and then ones and twos from all over. Gloucester went down, too, but they came home with no trophies. They weren’t happy.” Read more Itemlive
English theater teacher retiring after 27 years
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LYNN — When Lawrence Lowe takes his final bow in the finale of this weekend’s Musical Revue, the English High School theater teacher will be bringing down the curtain on a 27-year career with the Lynn Public School Department.
“I saw my first show in this theater in 1956,” Lowe said while sitting on stage in the Lynn English auditorium Tuesday. “I can even tell you where I sat: second row, second seat in, in the balcony.”
“I had dreams about that for weeks,” he said.
But it wasn’t until he was in the ninth grade and saw “My Fair Lady,” also in the English auditorium, that he decided “I have got to be a part of this.”
He said he found a place at Emerson College, where he studied theatre education, and although he acted, he knew his place was behind the scenes, he said. Read more Itemlive...
By Chris Stevens / The Daily Item
LYNN — English High School student Jonathan De Azevedo is not someone who would be described as shy, but he said he was prior to attending the school’s Mix It Up Dinners.
“That’s the beauty of the Mix It Up,” he said.
“It’s hard to believe he was ever shy,” said English senior Nicolette Angelli, shaking her head.
English High School has been named a Mix It Up Model School for the third year in a row by Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, said Peer Mediation Director Ginny Keenan. Read more Itemlive
High schoolers build robot with toy parts at MIT workshop
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LYNN — Three Lynn English High School students took a love for Legos, design and mechanical engineering to a new level when they participated in the Lego Mindstorms workshop at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
“We probably have eight square boxes filled with Legos and little tins all over the house,” said ninth-grader Connor Gallant. “I’ve been building things out of Legos forever.
Kseniya Synkevych, a junior, said she too played with Legos as a child, but she learned of the Mindstorm program from her pre-engineering teacher.
“She called me, said she had gotten an email about it and thought I might be interested,” Synkevych said.
And she was. Read more Itemlive