Everyone has their own issues. Things like self-confidence, anxiety, putting yourself out there, and maybe being vulnerable can be a struggle for many. Sometimes the person will know that he/she has these issues, while others don’t. These problems, depending on how severe they are, can affect one’s mental health.Read More
Many parents tell me that the decision to skip their child is a big one. I can see why— students who skip are forced to be with older kids, be influenced by them, developing the fear they’ll be put behind because of the material they hadn’t been able to learn and many other reasons.Read More
A good percentage of the world is made up of teenagers. Teenagers go through puberty and may regret a lot of things they do in their teenage life. For one thing, it’s scary for teenagers if they don’t have a plan, as in not having colleges lined up and picked out, not knowing what career to pursue, and not having straight A’s as expected.Read More
TNT! TNT! TNT! Top Notch Titans is the place to be bright and early on Saturday. On November 17, 2018, Tech Prep began the school year’s first TNT Saturday Math Program with a number of scholars ready to learn.Read More
From November 10th through November 12th, 2017, Collegiate and Tech Prep NSBE Jr. members went to the Greensboro, North Carolina convention. It was an amazing experience. We stayed at a beautiful hotel for three days with great food! Who wouldn’t be happy because of that?Read More
The 2017-2018 school year has been here for almost 5 weeks now! Plenty of scholars were very excited because they were able to meet new teachers and finally get to be in a higher grade. Whether you’re a newcomer in high school or middle school or were here last year, you have a brand new set of goals for the school year and a whole new set of challenges.Read More
The weeks of May 1 - May 5, 2017, and May 8 - May 12, 2017, were Teacher Appreciation Weeks, in which we say “thank you” to the wonderful teachers who taught us over the course of the year. My wonderful teachers, Ms. Felder, Mr. Collins, and Ms. Robinson are just some of the amazing sixth grade team that helps all of the sixth-grade scholars.Read More
By R’Nasia Murphy Photo by www.pitsco.com.
MAY 22, 2017: Did you know that building a solar car is harder than it seems? You could make five without any kind of progress. I made three solar cars with my friends and teacher and none worked. The worst thing is, I found nothing wrong. Videos about building a solar car are no help. So, what's a good way for making a solar car? And most importantly, why is it so hard?
First of all, there's a lot of measurements that require the usage of rulers that many people aren't familiar with. Second, there's a lot of instructions that make it hard to see what's actually happening and how to do it. Sometimes the supposedly helpful pictures aren't so helpful. The picture may be paired with step two but is next to step four. The car can require welding. But, most people aren't very patient which is a needed skill for welding. And, you must wait a long time for the welder to become hot. Then you have to be careful with it so you won’t burn yourself or others...glue guns included.
Is there ever a perfect way for making solar cars? The main task makes you use and think of the measurements and designs which are something I’m not fond of. Do you think you would do good at creating a solar car? I know that even though it is hard, I will keep trying to make an awesome solar car that is lightning fast!
R’Nasia Murphy is a 6th grade scholar at Friendship Tech Prep Academy.
On October 19, 2016, the sixth graders at Friendship Tech Prep Academy went to Luray Caverns, VA. Luray Caverns has many activities alongside the caves, like rope climbing and the maze. It was a long ride to Luray Cavern’s—about two hours going there and back. When we arrived, we ate lunch.Read More
On September 29th, 2016, FNN Tech Prep had an opportunity to go to the U.S Capitol. While we were there, we had to wait in line to go into a theater to watch video about the importance and the history of the Capitol. When the video finished, we met our proper tour guide....Read More