Katie Worster


Hi, my name is Katie Worster. I am currently a sophmore at Sacred Heart Cathedral. As well as being in the i2 program, I am involved in Debate, Tech Crew, Earth Action, and Robotics, because I am really interested in science and technology as well as how it connects to our world. Outside of school, some of my hobbies are reading, drawing, photography, and playing the flute. 

I have always been interested in science, but clubs in my middle school, Lawton Alternative School, definitely helped to fuel my passion. Starting in fifth grade, I was in the robotics club at school, where we built and coded robots to perform certain tasks depending on the theme of the year. For example, when the theme was space exploration, some people had to build a robot that could hit a lever with enough force to launch the astronaut sitting on it. I was in robotics from fifth grade to eighth grade, although sadly, we had to stop for a year because of the pandemic. During my eighth-grade year, we completed more missions than any other group! I am so grateful to my fifth-grade teacher for starting this club. I really enjoyed robotics because I love building and tinkering with things and coding the robots gave me good insight into how robots and other machines work.

Another club I did at Lawton was Science Olympiad, which is a club where students can compete in a lot of different types of competitions of science and engineering. The competitions ranged from building catapults to having a good knowledge of astronomy, and they had pretty much every topic you could imagine. Some of my favorites were Codebusters (breaking different types of ciphers), Anatomy & Physiology, and Storm the Castle (catapults). Science Olympiad was only available during my eighth-grade year, but both times I competed, I was voted as group leader, and my team and I managed to win both times! I’d like to thank my eighth-grade science teacher for starting this awesome club because it taught me a lot, and more importantly, I really loved it.

Right now at SHC, I’m part of band and clubs such as debate, Advocacy in Action, Creative Writing Club, and Mahjong club. Debate is actually surprisingly relevant to i2, because all of the topics we learn about and debate about are real-world problems that i2 projects are trying to solve. For example, the current resolution is about the Green New Deal, which is definitely relevant to i2 projects about climate change, clean energy, and finance. 

i2 Projects

Project Greenwater

A model of how homeowners could filter water from showers and washing machines and use it to water plants

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