From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE —This summer, Sara Marie Buttram from Trussville is joining outstanding students from across the nation to take part in a unique academic and career oriented development experience, Pathways to STEM in Atlanta, GA.
Pathways to STEM is one of the Envision family of programs (www.envisionexperience.com) that enable students to explore their interests and experience learning beyond the classroom.
Buttram was nominated to attend the forum by Missy Wright, her fifth grade teacher at Cahaba Elementary School.
In addition to participating in the Cahaba Elementary show choir, Buttram has been active in community theater in Trussville through ACTA and recently participated in the Red Mountain Theatre Company Conservatory. She will be a student at Hewitt-Trussville Middle School and begin participating in the Virginia Samford Theatre program this fall.
She is the daughter of Lori Leopard-Buttram and Scott Buttram and is an active member of the Heritage Place Church of Christ in Irondale.
“NYLF Pathways to STEM is a great opportunity for high-achieving scholars to get outside the classroom and see, through hands-on interactive learning, how to innovate and think creatively,” said Andrew Potter, the Chief Academic Officer for Envision. “These students, who have already proven themselves academically, are challenged to work on real-world, student-created projects to bring their studies and career interests to life.”
Since 1985, Envision programs have served more than 800,000 students in more than 145 countries, with programs designed to help students develop the leadership, scholarship and career skills needed to succeed in today’s competitive college and career landscape.