TKA Students Attend Naval Academy’s STEM Program

Three students from the King’s Academy recently returned from five days at the United States Naval Academy, where they participated in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program.

Rising eighth-graders Joe Divine, Samantha Michlowitz and Megan Sheffer-Herman were accepted into this prestigious program based on their devotion to academic proficiency and community enrichment, as well as their personal leadership potential.

The STEM program is designed to encourage rising eighth- through 11th-grade students to pursue a course of study in engineering and technology throughout high school and college. The students experienced real-life application of math and science principles through hands-on practical learning. In particular, the extreme physics class was a favorite among TKA attendees as they studied sound waves and learned how humans see and hear.

After a full day of classes, students participated in sports and enjoyed a social activity after dinner such as movies and ice cream. “It was the best experience of my life,” Sheffer-Herman said. “I loved meeting people from around the nation and the Naval Academy is now my first choice of colleges.”

TKA Secondary Principal Sonya Jones said the school is “extremely proud of our students and their selection into this prestigious program. This was a great opportunity for them to experience the rigors of military academy academics while also participating in sports and field trips and meeting people from all over the country.”

The King’s Academy serves students and their families across Palm Beach and Hendry counties at its main campus at Belvedere Road and Sansbury’s Way in West Palm Beach, its Clewiston campus on Caribbean Avenue and its satellite preschool campuses in Greenacres, Palm Beach Gardens and Royal Palm Beach. For more information, visit the school’s web site at


Above: Megan Scheffer-Herman with other delegates at the National Air and Space Museum.