A special group of girls at Edward W. Bok Academy are giving up part of their lunchtime on Fridays to learn more about science.
The girls – as many as 60, or more – have signed up for a weekly STEM program offered by the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida. This is the second year that Bok Academy has partnered with the Girl Scouts on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).
Courtney Nathe created Students Organizing Cancer (Patients) Krazy Socks, or S.O.C.K.S., as the result of her winning the Girl Scout Gold Award. As the highest-level award for a girl in scouting, Courtney knew she wanted to dedicate it to something close to her heart.
“Having had several members of my family affected by cancer, and based on my involvement with the Relay for Life, I knew I wanted to do something to support cancer patients,” Courtney explains. Her troop’s prior involvement with cancer organizations, and her family history, made Courtney’s healing and compassionate Gold Award project a no-brainer.