EfTA concludes Future Focus program, now focuses on SCI://TECH Expo

By: J. Werner
| Published 12/17/2015


MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas - The Education for Tomorrow Alliance (EfTA) ‘Future Focus’ volunteers congregated for the purpose of focusing on the year in review, the future of the Focus program, and sharing good cheer during the holiday season. (See video)

As Future Focus program concludes, science fair is scheduled for Jan 22 - 29.

A volunteer appreciation breakfast at the Egg and I in The Woodlands, was attended by over a dozen of the in-classroom volunteers who present Future Focus (formerly CHOICES) project, a classroom-based curriculum designed to promote positive decision-making among junior high school students. The trained volunteer presenters offer interactive projects to help students realize how educational attainment impacts their options later in life. The program is intended to empower students and demonstrate that they have control over their daily decisions.

Christian explains that the program has changed over the years and will continue to evolve, based on societal changes.

The annual junior and senior high science fairs remain a key component of SCI://TECH, encouraging students to explore real-world questions through rigorous research, experimentation, summarizing of conclusions, and practice of presentation skills.

“We have four hundred more entries this year, than we had last year,” said EfTA President, Monica Bomkamp Enia. “We’ll definitely need more volunteers this year for science fair judges. We have three hundred senior high entries, and thirteen hundred junior high.”

To register as a judge for the science fair click on Science Fair Judge.

The science expo will commence on February 22, with the senior high science fair. The junior high science fair will follow February 29. By virtue of their size, the events will be held again this year at the Lone Star Convention Center. The schedule is as follows:

Senior High Science Fair on Friday, January 29, 2016 from 7:30 am to 11:30 am at LSCC
Grand Award Judge* on Friday, January 29, 2016 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at LSCC
Junior High Science Fair on Friday, January 29, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm at LSCC
Private School Science Fair date January 22, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at LSCM
*This category is for experienced judges only who are not also judging the Senior High Science Fair.

Learn more about the SCI://TECH Exposition.

For more information about Education for Tomorrow Alliance view their website. The non-profit organization is contingent on community support. Click on Donate to show your support. Also be sure to follow the EfTA programs on Facebook.

The community is encouraged to participate in the SCI://TECH Exposition and the other EfTA programs for both the benefit of the students, as an investment in the community’s future.


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