More than 200 students from Southwood High School spent Tuesday morning in the movie theater instead of the classroom.
The magnet students were there to see the movie, "Hidden Figures", as a way to encourage them to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. It was a special treat from BRF, which helps sponsor aspects of the school's Biotechnology Magnet Academy, a program created to help build a regional workforce and increase the school's 'D' letter grade.
The film centers around the true story of three female African American mathematicians at NASA, who encountered adversity and segregation in the 1950s, but rose above the challenges to become a vital part of the program. The film's overall statement aligns with the mission of the magnet program, which focuses on biotechnology and the STEM principles.
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