Photo submitted – (from l to r) Rotary member Allen Kazmerski, guest speaker Tracy Young, Rotary President Mary Trombley.

The Rotary Club of Little Falls met on Wednesday, Feb. 7th, and welcomed Tracy Young, who delivered a captivating speech about her career in education.

Tracy Young is the STEAM Specialist at Benton Hall Academy, and she explained that the acronym STEAM means the study of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics. She is also the Engineering by Design Instructor for kids in kindergarten through the 5th grade, hosts STEM classes for the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts, and co-teaches an Engineering by Design class at Purdue University.

Her dedication is obvious in the many courses she teaches, and her passion and love for what she does came through with her presentation. Students who would never have contemplated engineering as a career will now be able to consider that option.

Tracy has been recognized by both state and international organizations for her superior teaching credentials.

Tracy received the (NYSTEEA) New York State Technology and Engineering Educators’ Association honor, – STEM -Teacher of Excellence Award in 2022. Tracy will receive the International Technology and Engineering Educators (ITEE) honor, Teacher of Excellence Award in Memphis this coming March.

The Little Falls community is fortunate to have Tracy Young in our Little Falls educational system. The next time you see her, tell her you appreciate her efforts.