Harrisonburg High School freshman Christian Gehman, 15, eyes a caliper measuring instrument during a STEM academy class at HHS on Friday. This is the first year Harrisonburg City Schools is offering the academies meant to enhance the study of science, technology, engineering and math. (Photos by Michael Reilly)
Andy Jackson, co-director and science instructor for Harrisonburg High School’s STEM Academy, helps freshmen Aaron Gusler, 14, (left) and Harrison Chicas, 13, use calipers to measure
materials on Friday.