2019-2020 GCCISD News Events
RSS Marine Corps Cadet Selected for U.S. Naval Academy’s STEM Summer Program
Cadet Burbage


RSS Marine Corps Cadet Selected for U.S. Naval Academy’s STEM Summer Program


By: Susan Passmore


Ross S. Sterling High School Marine Corps JROTC Cadet Staff Sergeant Adriana Burbage was selected in a nationwide process to attend the U.S. Naval Academy’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Summer Program for this year.


The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), in collaboration with the military services, offers a series of week long STEM Engineering and Construction Camps for high school students who excel in math, science and technology courses and who are interested in pursuing these careers or related careers in college. Each camp has unique curriculum with challenging hands-on activities and mentors who are young engineers.


The selection was based on students entering 9th to 11th grades who show evidence of strong accomplishments inside and outside the classroom and strong overall academic performance.


Due to the COVID-19 virus, the on-campus course has changed to a virtual on-line program that still requires the same amount of effort to successfully perform during the challenging course.


Cadet Staff Sergeant Burbage is a sophomore at Ross S. Sterling High School for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year and will be a Marine Corps JROTC Platoon Sergeant for a Cadet Platoon. During her freshman year, she rose six (6) Cadet ranks to her current position and has received eight (8) Cadet awards to include the Outstanding Cadet Ribbon.