Senior Paris Varnier was born without a left hand. Prosthetic hands can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars depending on what they can do and what they look like. This has inhibited her from getting one. She has lived her entire life without a left hand.
Summit Christian Academy STEM students put their heads together and used their ingenuity and technology to help her. First, 5th grade students created the design for the hand, adjusting and working together to create it. Then, they used the 3D printer to create the parts. Finally, engineering students formed the hand by putting everything together. Paris was the recipient of the first hand. What an incredible gift!
And, it doesn’t stop there. The finished product only costs the school about $100 for each hand. A cost they take out of their curriculum budget. Their goal is to continue to reach out into the community to offer these hands to those in need. At the moment the school is only printing left hands but hopes to expand.
It started simple.
A STEM program. A school dedicated to others. Students being challenged to reach their highest potential.
Lives are being changed.
This is what education has the power to do. This is what happens at Summit Christian Academy.
If you are looking for a educational experience for your child that goes above and beyond, striving to use your child’s gifts to change the world, consider Summit Christian Academy. Summit Christian Academy is an independent, non-denominational, college preparatory school dedicated to the highest academic standards taught through a biblical worldview in order to equip its students to impact the world through the power of Jesus Christ. They focus on strong core subjects along with our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) initiative to equip our students with the academic tools necessary to be successful in their future vocations.
Contact Summit Christian Academy at 512-250-1369 to schedule a tour or ask some questions!