Catalyst for Success welcomed 22 new members to the nonprofit organization last week. The new members, mostly juniors and sophomores from Westview High, will focus on classroom work and taking over the duties of senior members who will be leaving at the end of the year. All of the new recruits are passionate about bringing science to younger kids because they love science themselves. The older students and current leaders of Catalyst look forward to the opportunity to work with and train the next generation. Upcoming months will be spent teaching new members how to accomplish diverse functions of the Catalyst organization, from working with technology to working with teachers and students.
Two weeks of interviews selected the best candidates from applicants, who are now learning the skills necessary to bring science to classrooms. “This year’s pool of applicants were really quite extraordinary,” noted Emmit Pert, a junior Research Associate who led interviews, “and we’ve added a lot of good, bright people to the team.” Other veteran members echoed similar views, excited about the prospect of having new people just as excited as them about working with younger kids and spreading a love of learning.
New members are also very excited about the prospect of being able to work in Catalyst for Success. “I’m looking forward to working with my fellow members,” said Christopher Cheng, a new recruit, “and I’m excited for the many things I will teach and be taught.” Other recruits echoed similar outlooks, excited about the prospects that were ahead of them and getting over nerves about learning something new and working in a new environment. New recruits come from both the Westview Catalyst Chapter and the general population of Westview High. All of the new students have expressed a great willingness to learn how to do new jobs and a tremendous interest in science. Catalyst welcomes all of its new members and looks forward to seeing them working full time with the current team.Share on Twitter Share on Facebook