HHS Science Students to Benefit from $50,000 Grant Beginning Next School Year

Haverhill K-12 Supervisor of Science and Technology Kevin R. Higginbottom. (WHAV News file photograph.)

Haverhill Schools’ Supervisor of Science and Technology Kevin R. Higginbottom said the grant focuses on biomedical science for high school students. (WHAV News photograph.)

Haverhill High School science students will benefit from a $50,000 grant beginning during the next school year.

Kevin R. Higginbottom, the district’s supervisor of Science and Technology, told School Committee members Thursday night the program is aimed at freshmen, sophomores and juniors.

“It’s rigorous and very challenging,” Higginbottom told WHAV after the meeting.

While more details are coming, he said, the biomedical science grant comes from Indianapolis, Indiana-based Project Lead the Way. While money will be paid out over two years, the program includes one sequential course each year for three years.

Higginbottom made the announcement after a making a presentation on STEMscopes. School Committee members themselves tried a lesson with the hands-on learning program aimed at students in grades K-8. Carrying out the lesson were teachers Amanda Williams, Natalie Moore and Cynthia McLaughlin.