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OJC Press Release ID: 2897


Thursday, February 14, 2019

Otero Junior College to Host Girls in the Middle Conference

 

Otero Junior College is excited to once again host the annual Girls in the Middle Conference. Participants must register by Feb. 18, 2019. This is a full day of, hands-on workshops for 5th – 8th grade girls to learn from women who work in STEAM fields. Girls in the Middle is and organization focused on inspiring 5th – 8th grade girls in southeastern Colorado to pursue paths in STEAM. All adults staying for the day must complete the sponsor/counselor registration. There is a $5 fee. Registration for students and adults can be found at https://www.girlsinthemiddle.com/.

“For a $5 registration fee 5th-8th grade girls can enjoy a day full of hands on workshops lead by women in science, technology, engineering, arts and math fields. Breakfast, lunch, t-shirt and bag are also included in the registration fee.” Nancy Mitchell, Girls in the middle member, said.

For 20 years the Girls in the Middle Conference has been a hands-on conference for 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls to learn more about science, technology, engineering and math careers. This year the program has expanded to include 5th graders as well as a focus on the Arts, moving from STEM to STEAM. “Through the generous support of our sponsors and presenters we encourage the bright minds of middle school girls to push towards STEAM paths.” Mitchell stated.

Madison Dorenkamp, from Lamar, attended a Girls in the Middle Conference at OJC when she was in middle school. Dorenkamp has recently been awarded Miss Colorado USA 2019. She will now advance and compete next year at the MISS USA and national pageant. Dorenkamp explained that she remembered her time attending Girls in the Middle and how powerful it is for young women to attend.

For more information on Girls in the Middle contact, girlsinthemiddleojc@gmail.com

 

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Pictured is Madison Dorenkamp, Miss Colorado USA, and Sydney Boehler, Miss Colorado Teen USA. Dorenkamp attended Girls in the middle as a middle school student. Otero Junior College will once again host the annual Girls in the Middle Conference. Participants must register by Feb. 18, 2019. This is a full day of, hands-on workshops for 5th – 8th grade girls to learn from women who work in STEAM fields.







 

 

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