Holy Cross High School students and faculty attended a special presentation by NASA on Campus, a diverse group of interns along from NASA tasked with doing outreach to inspire the young Artemis generation (the sister component to the Apollo missions of a prior generation). Through their virtual presentation to our students, they discussed the opportunities within the fields of science and engineering and the many disciplines (math, English, business) that go to supporting these endeavors. Holy Cross alumnus, Michael Bernard '16 is part of the NASA on Campus group,
"What you're going to notice (during this presentation) is this is not all just science and math," said math teacher, Ryan Mulhern to the students prior to the presentation. "There is a lot more involved in what NASA needs besides engineering."
"To have NASA presenting here, and to have a Holy Cross graduate leading the discussion, speaks to the depth and strength of the educational program here at HCHS," said Dr. Thomas C. Pellegrino, President. "By exposing our students to careers, programs and initiatives in the STEAM fields, we compliment the work they are doing in the classroom. We want students to get a glimpse of programs in a variety of fields, particularly ones that benefit society. By doing this, we fulfill a key part of our educational mission: to help students discern a calling that is both reflective of their talents and abilities while also being of service to others."
This program is one of many that we are bringing to our school to hold during our Community Period which was launched at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. Students participate in a plethora of activities during this time. Academic support, study hall time and co-curricular activities are offered. In addition, the school will periodically invite guest speakers such as NASA to address the student body.