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Wyoming Area Catholic School, Exeter, recently partnered with S.T.E.M. Learning and Tutoring Center and held STEMfusion afterschool classes for students in kindergarten through eighth grades. STEM is hands-on learning that applies to the world around us. STEM builds and teaches creativity, problem solving, life skills, ingenuity, resourcefulness, patience and curiosity. Students in kindergarten through third grade were part of the Scratch Jr. curriculum, which introduced students to fundamental programming concepts such as program flow and loops. Students learned the Scratch Jr. programming environment, how to create programs and computer science vocabulary. Students were engaged in an experience that allows them to creatively think while developing their logic skills. Features and commands of the Scratch Jr. programming were explored each week through hands-on projects. Students in grades four to eight were part of the curriculum of programming drones. Through this project-based learning, students were required to apply different skills from science, technology, engineering and math. Students who participated in STEMfusion classes, first row, from left, are David Kovaleski, Gwen Johns, Sarah Jackson, Mia Bovani, Anthony Ford and Morgan Madar. Second row: Brandon Cegelka, Lily Kasa, Allie Mozeleski, Samara Bellas, Gia Aiello, Michael Weiss and Michael Oncay. Third row: Vincent Contardi, Michael Casey, Aiden O’Haire, Hayden Foland, Coltin Rosencrance, Claire Cunningham, Alexis Romanowski, Talia Lasota, Kendall Morris and Anna Weiss, principal for the day.