MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - With a membership of 215 eager students in grades 1-5, "Science Club" has become the largest extracurricular student activity at Warren E. Hearnes Elementary.
The program is sponsored by 5th Grade science teacher Charlotte McNeary, who created both the club and its motto: "Way Cool Science!"
McNeary recently received the "Hooked on Science Educator of the Year" recognition for her outstanding work in science education and, in part, for the success of Science Club.
"I wanted everyone to be able to experience science at least once a month," said McNeary, who saw a need at her school and decided to act on it. "Most kids weren't getting regular science classes in the lower grades, and I thought that was sad."