Cool Schools Live: Mexico High School

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MEXICO, N.Y. (WSYR-TV)

Storm team meteorologist Kate Thornton headed to Oswego County Thursday morning to Mexico High School to show why they are a Cool School!

MHS just started their second season of Unified basketball team. The students part of the team say the climate on game days brings energy and enthusiasm to the hallways.  Students are high fiving and cheering on their peers as they prepare for competitions.  This past winter the school added Unified Bowling as a sport that has been very successful as well.  Students can participate and be active in different ways such as bowling and basketball outside of the halls of Mexico Schools.  In addition, there are bonds that have been developed with coaches as well as amongst the student-athletes!

Watch the video below for a closer look at the Unified Basketball team.

The members of the Friends of Rachel club are spreading acts kindness within the school and out into the community.

Every Monday, the club creates a Weekly Challenge in order to promote kindness, community, and tolerance. The group is part of Rachel’s Challenge in memory of Rachel Joy Scott, the first person to  be killed in the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999. The members set up a table in the main foyer, asking students and staff to “Accept the Challenge.” If they choose to accept, they sign their name on a slip of paper and receive a stamp on their hand to show that they have accepted the challenge. Each class receives a different color slip. 

This past week the club has been accepting prom dress and accessory donations to distribute to girls in Mexico who need a prom dress to wear. They will be giving the dresses out Thursday May 2nd from 2-6pm.

Watch the video below to learn more about Friends of Rachel:

This was MHS’s inaugural year of their robotics team! After starting with 3 members, the club quickly gained momentum with new members and coming in first place at the Nothern New York State competition. This win qualified them for the Worlds competetition where they placed 58th out of the 102 teams in one of six divisions representing 580 of the best teams from throughout the world. These 580 were the best of the 24,000 teams from throughout the world that competed this year.

Members of the club say they hope to get Vex IQ teams started at the Middle School and Elementary schools to allow for students to generate passion for all things STEM in a supporting environment. The High School members are looking forward to being able to mentor the younger students and provide the support and role models to encourage  more students to pursue interests, especially those related to STEM.

Watch the video below to check out their winning robot and more about the Robotics club:

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