Senior Kyra Hall had the opportunity to present at the IgniteSTEM Conference at Princeton University about her experiences studying at the Island School in Eleuthera, the Bahamas. Kyra participated in a semester at the Island School in the fall of her junior year focusing on sustainability, leadership, and scientific research. Passionate about sustainability and ocean life, she is a member of the Upper School student club EnACT (Environmental Action), as well as a member of the Energy and Climate Scholars at Princeton Day School.
The semester at the Island School was a transformative experience, as she and fellow students focused on marine debris and the effects of plastic, and presented their research to educators at all levels. It was this experience that led to her interest in pursuing a career in research, and in participating in The IgniteSTEM Conference, which "brings together thought leaders to make the 'classroom of the future' a reality." An article on the Island School website about Kyra's presentation notes, "Before attending The Island School, Kyra knew she was interested in STEM, but now she knows she wants to proceed with a research career." Read the article here. She is pictured with Science Department Chair Jason Park, who also presented at the IgniteSTEM Conference.