Most 16-year-olds spend the holidays gushing over what they might be getting for the Holidays. Many are also excited about not having to go to school for a week. The holidays have a different meaning for local Wilmington student Jacqueline Means, a 4.0 student at Delaware Military Academy and is also known on Twitter as the STEM Queen.
For the second year in a row, she held a bake sale at her old elementary school, Elbert Palmer Elementar. After raising $150 she did not believe she had enough money for the first graders at the school, she reached out to local company Chemours, who were happy to help.
With presents in tow she walked into the school. She didn’t just deliver gifts, but came with science to do. Two years ago, Jacqueline created Wilmington Urban STEM Initiative, which allowed her to fundraise to support her own traveling science class. She specifically targets kids at community centers and elementary schools in Southbridge and carves out time monthly to share her passion for science.
“I really wanted to give kids in my neighborhood the holiday they deserve. I want these kids to know that someone cares about them and wants them to be happy and safe. “
Summarised from the article, “DMA Student Brings Holiday Hope to Her Southbridge Neighborhood” on Town Square Delaware.