Beaumont students receive 38 science fair awards
Sixteen Beaumont School students demonstrated their aptitude in science and engineering and were awarded 38 accolades during the annual Northeast Ohio Science and Engineering Fair and the University of Akron’s BEST Medicine Engineering Fair in March.
At the Northeast Ohio Science and Engineering Fair’s award ceremony on March 12, senior Grace Mascha was named one of four high school grand prize winners, the fair’s highest honor. Her project, entered in the biological science category, studied indecisiveness and its effect on one’s self-esteem. In May, Mascha will represent Northeast Ohio at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the world’s largest pre-college science competition, in Pittsburgh.
Twelve Beaumont students were recognized at the award ceremony, held at Cleveland State University (CSU). In addition to being named grand prize winner, Mascha was awarded a gold medal, as was junior Francesca Fabe. Silver medals were awarded to senior Molly Cogan; juniors Lysia Cook and Holly Sirk; sophomores Mackenzie Allen and Lauren Zipp; and freshman Megan Pophal. Senior Julie Schiffer and sophomores Martha Blatt and Emily Salomone earned bronze medals, and sophomore Ella Mascia received an honorable mention.
During the awards ceremony, 83 professional and local science and engineering organizations bestowed special awards. Beaumont students received 23 of these awards from organizations that included the American Society of Civil Engineers, Cleveland Clinic, CSU and FirstEnergy Corporation.
At the BEST (Bridging Engineering, Science and Technology) Medicine Engineering Fair, Fabe was awarded the top prize in the competition’s Value-Driven Engineering category—a gold medal and a $1,000 scholarship to the University of Akron. Freshman Juliana Rowane was awarded a silver medal in the Health and Medicine category, and freshman Megan Pophal earned a bronze medal in Health and Medicine. Senior Rachel Graf, junior Elizabeth Poland and sophomore Margaret Schiffer also participated and were recognized during the award ceremony on March 14.
Beaumont, located in Cleveland Heights, is committed to excellence in education and dedicated to preparing young women for life, leadership and service. Beaumont opened a 25,000 square foot addition to its main building in January that houses eight science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) classrooms, as well as a career and guidance center. The STEM addition provides greater access to technology, accommodates rapid changes in critical subjects and creates a learning environment that fosters creative thinking and collaboration.
Anna Beyerle is the public relations and marketing manager at the Beaumont School in Cleveland Heights.