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Students from Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology participate in S.C. STEM Signing Day

on Friday, 19 April 2019. Posted in News, Education, Local News

Students from Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology participate in S.C. STEM Signing Day
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster (center) joins dozens of students from across the state who participated in the Third Annual S.C. STEM Signing Day at the USC Alumni Center on April 10. Two students from the Darlington County School District, Mariscia Mark and Yorel Stevenson, were invited to participate.

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Two Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology seniors recently participated in the Third Annual S.C. STEM Signing Day, presented by Boeing South Carolina, BMW Manufacturing Co. and the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance. The University of South Carolina Alumni Center hosted the event.

Mariscia Mark and Yorel Stevenson joined 92 other students from around the state April 10 for the prestigious ceremony. Mark and Stevenson were chosen for the occasion based on criteria set forth by the S.C. Manufacturers Alliance. 

STEM Signing day recognizes students in South Carolina who have pursued STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) during their high school careers. The students also plan to continue STEM education at two- and four-year colleges. The students were identified through the S.C. Future Makers initiative using the Tallo career portfolio platform. 

Mark will attend the University of South Carolina and study nursing, while Stevenson will attend Tuskegee University and study aerospace engineering.

“Boeing is honored to recognize the achievements of some of the top students across South Carolina as they commit to careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math,” said John Blazey, vicepresident of Boeing Global Engagement. “This event demonstrates Boeing’s commitment to STEM education and ensuring that South Carolina’s future workforce remains strong and thrives.”

“STEM Signing Day honors our talented South Carolina students. At BMW, we strive every day tomake the best and most technologically advanced automobiles in the market, the BMW UltimateDriving Machine,” said Scott Medley, BMW’s Human Resource Department manager. “We are proud torecognize so many young people that have worked hard to achieve excellence in STEM disciplines.”

“S.C. STEM Signing day was created to recognize the fact that there’s so much talent and opportunityin South Carolina,” said Sara Hazzard, President and CEO of the South Carolina ManufacturersAlliance. “We are very proud to celebrate the achievements and future steps of some of our state’sbrightest minds – students who will lead the way as we advance innovation and technology in the21st century.”

The South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance is the only statewide organization dedicated exclusively to the interests of manufacturers. Its mission is to elevate the quality of life for all South Carolinians by advancing the state’s manufacturing industry. The SCMA membership is comprised of more than 200manufacturing companies that represent more than 80,000 associates in South Carolina. Foradditional information about the SCMA, please visit www.myscma.com.