Sacred Hearts Academy Presents Annual Science Symposium
March 21, 2013
East Oahu Sun

Sacred Hearts Academy presented its Annual Science Symposium for 500 girls (grades 5-8) from 60 schools on Saturday, March 2.  The Science Symposium's featured speaker was Dr. Julie T. Anné an Arizona Licensed Clinical Psychologist  and Inspirational speaker.  Dr. Anne’s personal story of adversity and triumph over significant educational, financial and familial limitations was one of inspiration and encouragement.  Dr. Anné addressed the students and parents in a keynote “Listen to your Passion and Create Your Dreams.”

Currently, “Dr. Julie” is the Phoenix-based psychologist for the cast of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition and is a Health Expert in the areas of eating disorders and body-image, serving on the Medical Advisory Board of EmpowHER Media.  Dr. Anne’s therapeutic work, additionally, was featured on E! Network’s critically acclaimed documentary series, “What’s Eating You.”

The Science Symposium morning program consisted of fun, hands-on workshops facilitated by local professionals.  Workshop leaders included a nutrition educator, Tripler Army Medical Center Chief of Pediatric Surgery, a wildlife biologist,  pharmacist, and a maritime archaeologist. Students selected two sessions, from the menu of eighteen interesting workshops, allowing them to freely explore exciting topics and potential future careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related fields. 

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