Wheeler to join Envision’s national STEM experience

Xavier Wheeler

COOKEVILLE – This summer, Xavier C. Wheeler from Park View Elementary School in Cookeville will join outstanding elementary school students from across the state to take part in a unique academic and career-oriented development experience, the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Pathways to STEM, taking place in Memphis. 

NYLF Pathways to STEM is one of the Envision by WorldStrides family of programs that enable students to explore their interests and experience learning beyond the classroom. 

Wheeler was nominated to attend the forum by his fourth-grade homeroom teacher, Ms. Miranda White of Park View Elementary School. He has always been interested in science, even from a very young age. When he was five years old, he started videoing his science experiments, and by the age of nine he started his own YouTube channel called “Crazykidscience” where he shows other children how fun science can be. He is very excited to attend the NYLF to continue his learning with more hands-on experiences. Wheeler is also very active in sports. He is on his school’s jump rope team, and also participates in football, soccer, basketball and karate. 

“As an alumna of Envision myself, I am excited for Xavier C. Wheeler to meet, work and collaborate with fellow high-aspiring students from other cities and schools,” said Amanda Freitag Thomas, SVP for Envision. “Hands down, my favorite part of attending an Envision program was being with motivated students in an environment designed to help us challenge our assumptions, meet new people and grow. Creating that same learning environment is a central focus for all of our programs. At NYLF Pathways to STEM, students build the confidence and skills needed to excel in the classroom while gaining exposure to STEM fields and concepts. They learn how to adapt to and communicate in new situations, to new challenges and with new people, which, given how rapidly the world is changing due to technology and innovation, are essential skills for success.” 

Learn more about Envision by WorldStrides by visiting www.envisionexperience.com.

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