September 11 – Sister Isaac Marie and Mr. Loecker (Science Department Chair)

The science department at Saint Michael the Archangel High School has announced the student of the month award, given to Ms. Mary Grace Tyler.

By Sister Isaac Marie and Mr. Loecker (Science Department Chair)

The science department at Saint Michael the Archangel High School has announced the student of the month award, given to Ms. Mary Grace Tyler, who was nominated by Sister Isaac Marie.  Sister nominated Mary, her senior Anatomy and Physiology student, based on her genuine interest in Anatomy and her diligent work ethic for both her collaborative work with her classmates and her independent thinking process.  At the beginning of the semester, Sister was impressed with Mary’s thorough analysis of the study Mary chose while interpreting scientific research. The study dealt with a medical condition which has impacted Mary’s family. Mary  does not take her health for granted and has a great desire to learn more about how the human body works. One of the many things Mary enjoys about St. Michaels is the “close knit community” in our school. Upon completing of her secondary education at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic High School, Mary  plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree at Washburn University in Forensic Chemistry.

St. Michaels is pleased to have Sister Isaac Marie join the science department this year. Sister has a bachelor’s degree in Physical Science with a Physics minor at Eastern Michigan University.  Currently, Sister is pursuing a master’s degree, during the summer, in Natural Science at Arizona State University. Sister’s first love for science occurred when she took chemistry, as she began to “appreciate the simultaneous simplicity and complexity of the world and the order which we have been able to discover and understand within creation.” Sister added, “Studying science makes me marvel at God’s greatness and beauty, which we can glimpse through the greatness and beauty of His creation.”  Furthermore, Sister Isaac Marie loves being at SMA because she has the opportunity to get to know students outside of formal class time, in “house.” Sister enjoys teaching science because of the enthusiasm and curiosity of the students, while helping the students encounter the beauty of creation themselves.

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