Deacon McCormack: ‘People See the Value in Our Catholic Schools’

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The future is here.

Tomorrow’s scientists are the Catholic school students of today. 

Students at Our Lady of Grace showcased their STEM skills at this year’s Invention Convention. 

Fourth to eighth graders designed more than 120 inventions as part of Catholic Schools Week in February.

The students worked on their projects for months.

For some, like Khloe Chavez, it was a chance to promote her newly upgraded umbrella dubbed “the tornado.”

At the end of the convention, five winners from each grade were chosen and presented with a certificate. 

STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, is a priority throughout the diocese.

Every school offers some kind of specialized STEM program, according to the superintendent’s office.

It is programs like this that make the Diocese of Brooklyn schools so sought after.

This year the schools had a new leader, Deacon Kevin McCormack.

He joins Currents News with a look back on his first year as superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Brooklyn.

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