This summer, Connor S. Morale has joined outstanding middle school and high school students from across the nation to take part in a unique academic and career oriented development experience, NYFL Explore STEM at Loyola University’s Lakeshore Campus in Chicago, Illinois.
NYFL Explore STEM is an Envision family program that enables students to explore their interests and experience learning beyond the classroom.
Morale, a Hickory Creek Middle School graduate and incoming Lincoln Way East student, was nominated by Hickory Creek Middle School staff to participate in the NYFL Explore STEM program prior to his graduation. Though Morale’s mechanical mind may have led to his nomination to participate in the STEM program, he also professes a passion for music and entertainment.
When Morale is not strumming his ukulele with strings instructor Tom Maslowski at Frankfort’s Down Home Guitars, he can be found bowing his double bass as part of the Lincoln-Way East Orchestra under the direction of Michelle Freeland. Morale also enjoys participating in community service as part of BSA Venturing Crew 270 and frontier style re-enactment camping as part of the Royal Ranger’s FCF auxiliary program.
On the weekend of July 21, Morale arrived at Loyola’s Chicago Lakeside Campus to begin his week-long STEM program this past weekend. “I got a corner dorm room on the 12th floor with two corner windows with great views” he excitedly reported to his parents Heather and Marc Morale.
Lincoln-Way East Science Department Chair Maria Wilson expressed excitement for incoming Griffin freshmen to partake in new STEM opportunities in high school.
Since 1985, Envision programs have served more than 800,000 students in more than 145 countries, with programs designed to help students develop the leadership, scholarship and career skills needed to succeed in today’s competitive college and career landscape.
For more information, visit www.envisionexperience.com.