Students Awarded First Place in STEAM Competition

Middle School students Lilia Gooch ’24, Chloe Fares ’24 and Grace Sappington ’24 earned First Prize for their project, Coral Reef Then and Now, in the Group Category for the i2i: STE(A)M Challenge, a project of the New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA) in collaboration with the Talcott Mountain Science Center and Academy. The challenge was developed to give students the opportunity to further their understanding of how STEM subjects and art relate and the importance of symbiosis.

This project is the result of a joint collaboration between Walker’s Art and Science Departments under the guidance of visual arts faculty member Corina Alvarezdelugo and science faculty member Julie Greshin. All of our sixth grade students’ works for this challenge will be displayed in the NBMAA at their Student Art Show: i2i “Under the Sea.” An Opening Reception will take place on March 20 at 6:00 pm. For more information, please visit