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Bringing the Blues to STEM lessons

Bortuzzo visits a computer lab at Northeast Middle to see STEM in action. [Parkway School District photo]

Two St. Louis Blues players and team mascot Louie brought a STEM lesson to Parkway Northeast Middle students with a game of hockey.

Blues players Robert Bortuzzo and Zach Sanford visited the school with an assist from the Hockey Scholar course. The Future Goals: Hockey Scholar program reinforces math and science concepts by highlighting their real-world applications in the sport of hockey.

Hands-on clinic drills throughout the day were also provided by the Street Blues, a free ball hockey program initiated by the Blues aimed toward getting elementary and middle school-aged children interested in the game of hockey. This program offers area schools a PE class curriculum and after-school activity that is a fast-paced alternative to traditional PE class units.

During the visit to Northeast Middle, the players also visited the computer lab to watch students engage in further STEM lessons.

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