Written by Dave Gil de Rubio Friday, 03 August 2012 00:00
One of next week’s Garden City Life cover stories is about 12-year-old Brandon Gong, a Garden City Middle School sixth-grader who is one of 10 finalists participating in the 14th Annual Discovery Education and 3M Young Scientists Challenge. Participants were charged with creating an invention that solves a problem in everyday life. While most kids Brandon’s age are playing Pokemon or watching Sports Center, the budding scientist incredibly enough invented an acupunture-like device controlled by a smartphone app to help alleviate chronic pain. While next week’s feature on the middle-schooler goes into greater detail about his great story, it’s yet another example of how the Garden City School District continues to pump out tomorrow’s movers and shakers. Not surprisingly, a steady stream of families is constantly moving into the village more often than not to take advantage of these educational opportunities. The district’s motto is, “Inspiring Minds, Empowering Achievement, Building Community.” If Brandon Wong’s accomplishments up to this point are any indication, then it’s safe to say the GCSD’s staff and administration have been and continue to be on point.