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Bruins Alum Talks STEM With Hunking Middle

On Monday, May 8th Boston Bruins Foundation Executive Director and former player, Bob Sweeney visited Hunking Middle School in Haverhill, Ma. to participate in a classroom demo and school assembly regarding the Future Goals-Hockey Scholar program.  During the visit, Mr. Sweeney observed students working on the online, interactive STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program before entering the gymnasium for a brief Q&A session.

During the discussion, Mr. Sweeney covered topics such as the important of education, teaching STEM through the lenses of hockey and why a healthy lifestyle is important on and off the ice. Students had the opportunity to ask Bob Sweeney questions that connected playing the game of hockey with what they’re learning in the online STEM program. Towards the end of the assembly, Mr. Sweeney tested the students Hockey Scholar knowledge with a few trivia questions in exchange for Bruins autographed pucks.

The Future Goals-Hockey Scholar program is available to all schools at no cost due to the sponsorship of the Boston Bruins, the NHL and the NHLPA.  Although the school year is coming to a close, many of the teachers adopted this program to serve as test prep for the upcoming MCAS testing. Teachers also mention that students find Hockey Scholar to be a fun and interactive way to learn and prepare for testing.

For more information regarding the event and the Future Goals-Hockey Scholar program please contact Margaret Bane at mbane@everfi.com.