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Winner of Youth Speech Contest

Congratulations, to Miss Jasmine Forbes! This FAMU DRS Scholar is the winner of the 2022 Leon County Farm Bureau Youth Speech Contest.
Thank you to Mrs. Cynthia Holloway, FAMU DRS Agriculture, Agriscience, and Food Sciences Academy Instructor and FAMU DRS Future Farmers of America Sponsor. Mrs. Holloway's dedication and service to our scholars and Agriculture Education is commendable and helps support and prepare scholars like Miss Forbes in their educational and career endeavors.
FAMU DRS adds Sport Management and Anatomy and Exercise Science Academy to curriculum: The first program of its kind in Leon County Featured Photo

FAMU DRS adds Sport Management and Anatomy and Exercise Science Academy to curriculum: The first program of its kind in Leon County

FAMU DRS adds Sport Management and Anatomy and Exercise Science Academy to curriculum
The first program of its kind in Leon County

By: Alison Posey
Posted at 11:38 PM, Sep 21, 2022

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Hands on learning experience is invaluable in any profession, and when you can start young? Even better.

Florida A&M University's Developmental Research School launched a Sport Management and Anatomy and Exercise Science Academy this fall, the first program of its kind in Leon County, and it's giving students a chance to feed their interests and maybe, jumpstart a career.

"Most people just see the actual sport. They don't know what comes with it, what's behind it, who's making things happen," said Ericka Cromartie, who teaches in the Academy. "The kids get a good grasp and see how things transform behind the scenes of sports."

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"Physics with Phones" Program Success

Three FAMU DRS students participated in a summer physics program entitled “Physics with Phones”. The students, Chataji Hankins, Chrystal Norman, and Jordan Webb, each received an $1,800 stipend for completing the program. FAMU DRS is the only High School participating in the program. The program has existed for three years and DRS has participated for the past two years thanks to the collaboration of Dr. Ronald Williams and Mr. Willie H. Williams, FAMU DRS Physics instructor. Last year, 2021, FAMU DRS had four participants who received $1,900 stipends. The sponsor for the program is Ronald Williams, Ph.D., Professor of Physics at Florida A&M University. FAMU DRS Principal, Pink Hightower, Ph.D., said that he was extremely proud of the participating students, and Mr. Williams, and expressed sincere appreciation to Dr. Ronald Williams for including FAMU DRS in this prestigious program.

The program was funded by the US Department of Energy through the Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program titled “Consortium for High Energy Density Science” (grant number DE-NA0003984). https://youtu.be/y6qrRdAx5aI
(Article and photos courtesy of Mr. Sylvester Peck, Art & Creative Design Instructor, FAMU DRS)

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