What’s Right With Schools: Notre Dame of West Haven showcases unique clubs

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Notre Dame of West Haven is known for a lot of things, including stellar basketball and football teams.

However, the school is standing out in other areas as well, like STEM-education powered through unique clubs that have more and more students signing up.

At the high school, students like senior Evan Mikulski are taking advantage of clubs and turning STEM education into applications that perk passion and excitement.

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“The robotics team, Milestone C, the 3D printing club, drone club,” Mikulski explained.

A state of the art flight simulator is part of Milestone C, a high-tech after-school aerospace system. The club features hands-on instruction from industry experts like Air Force pilot Gemo Yasil.

“Thought process there is they are going to build an aerospace system that flies,” Yasil explained. “We have to teach them about flying first.”

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The math and robotics team has given senior Joshua Norman a unique edge before he studies engineering in college.

“The knowledge that’s built in the club is definitely reflected in the classroom and the interchange,” Normal said.

The basketball court and athletic fields may get many headlines at Notre Dame of West Haven, but there’s some pretty impressive highlights to be had by these Green Knights.


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