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Holy Comforter takes STEM education to heart

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breaking ground at Holy Comforter

By Tom Flanigan

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Tallahassee, FL – A new classroom building is under construction at Tallahassee's Holy Comforter Episcopal School. Tom Flanigan reports the facility will give students a head start on the advanced technical learning they'll need in the world of the future.

Monday morning's groundbreaking was a combination of celebration and service.

The new classroom building will be a center for STEM instruction STEM being short for science, technology, engineering and math. Most classes there will be for middle school students, but kindergarten through eighth grade students will use it as well. Holy Comforter Board of Trustees Chair Gayle Knight says that makes the building one-of-a-kind.

"We have made a commitment here to provide a world-class facility for which we can all be very proud. We have taken the lead. It will be unique with nothing like it anywhere in North Florida."

And Holy Comforter Head of School Peter Klecamp says it's not just the building that's special.

"We are, instead of just imparting information on children, we're teaching them to be able to acquire information and apply it; doing that individually and then also the importance of being able to work with their peers and with others."

The STEM building at Holy Comforter Episcopal School should be welcoming students by the start of the next school year.