Bethel HS Students Tackle Oklahoma Earthquake Topic

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 10:20 pm
By: News 9

A group of students are tackling the topic of Oklahoma earthquakes. The Bethel High teenagers are dedicating their time after school to raise awareness of drills and safety.

The students are part of a STEM club, which stands for science, technology, engineering and math.

When school is out at Bethel High, the group of students put on their lab coats and get busy. Their work has already won the STEM club $10,000 in a national eco-challenge.

“It was just something that kind of weighed on our hearts about the problems in our community,” said senior Alicia Mathis.

That prize was for revamping the school's recycling program, which was taken away because of budget cuts. They collect paper and then re-use it to make notepads.

And now, this talented group of teens will focus their time after class on a topic that has rattled so many in our state.

“Recently Oklahoma has led the world in seismic activity,” said senior Dakota Mullendore. “We’re bound to have a big one.”

So to get everyone ready for the big one, they designed brochures, built a website with all kinds of information - the spike in statistics, earthquake safety and school drills.

And they hope the video they produced will spread to other schools and spark conversations that could make a difference the next time the ground shakes.

The STEM club is in the running to win another $30,000 through the same competition.

To follow their progress and check out their work, click here.