BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Eighth grader Shenaylah Welth is just one of three young girls from Buffalo Public School 74 that is getting a once in a lifetime opportunity.
They are heading to the Whitehouse for the annual STEM program or Science, Technology Engineering and math event in Washington DC.
“I was always interested in science and this was just kind of a jump start,” Welth said.
Toriana Cornwell said she feels like a star. “Now I feel like a genius because I did something beyond my level,” Cornwell said.
In addition to the trip the young ladies are doing something else working with NASA.
“They will continue to work on growing potatoes in tubes. In June it will go up to space and continue to grow,” Cornwell said.
School officials said these efforts not only make the girls successful students but it also makes them role models for the entire school district. It will also make them marketable when going to college and the workforce.
“We know that in the STEM projects in the next 10 years will have 160,000 jobs coming to the Buffalo area that will require some skills in the science, technology,” Buffalo Public School Superintendent Kriner Cash Said.
Welth said she feels inspired to continue her success.
“I can because I'm going to be more that a lowly student. It's not going to be the only time you see me, trust me."
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