Science Academy of Chicago Honoring Local Veterans

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. - Nov. 10, 2015 - PRLog -- MOUNT PROSPECT, IL November 10, 2015 – Students from the Science Academy of Chicago will meet with two local American Legion Posts in November to honor local veterans and to showcase the robots constructed by the competitive robotics team.

To celebrate and honor the men and women in service, 7th and 8th graders from the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) focused private school will spend time with the American Legion Posts in Arlington Heights on November 10 and the post in Des Plaines on November 17.

“We hope that these visits would be a learning experience for both our students and the veterans,” said Guray Taysever, director of the Science Academy of Chicago.

The members of the robotics team will be showcasing a customized robot designed to pick balls and drop it in a tube.  Earlier this year, this robot competed in several FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) competitions, an international robotics contest designed to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders. The robot was recently modified to hand out flowers to veterans.

"We want to spread the word of FTC," said Safa Mohammed, a 8th grader and a member of the FTC Robotics team.  "This means being professional and showing how we work together as a team."

These visits are just one of the ways that the students are honoring veterans. Students in kindergarten through 3rd grade will be writing letters that will be sent to Operation Gratitude, an organization that sends care packages to service members deployed overseas.

"Writing letters to men and women who are currently serving our nation all around the world is an honor. They are true heroes, “said Zorin Daramjee, a kindergarten teacher at Science Academy of Chicago.  It is an excellent way for children to learn about Veteran's Day and show their love and respect for people who help keep our country safe!"

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The Science Academy of Chicago ( (SAC) is a non-profit, non-denominational, independent day school for students' preschool (three years of age) through eighth grade.  Our mission is to provide an accelerated STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) focused college preparatory private education.  Please visit us at

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