Beaumont School Students Receive 38 Awards in Area Science Fairs

Beaumont School students demonstrated their aptitude in science and engineering during the 62nd annual Northeast Ohio Science and Engineering Fair and the University of Akron’s BEST Medicine Engineering Fair during the week of March 9th. The 16 Beaumont students who participated in the two science fairs were awarded nearly 40 accolades.

At the Northeast Ohio Science and Engineering Fair’s award ceremony on Friday, March 12, Grace Mascha ’15 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. Grace will represent Northeast Ohio in May at the 66th annual Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the world’s largest pre-college science competition, in Pittsburgh, PA.

All 12 of Beaumont’s entrants received prizes at the fair’s award ceremony, held at Cleveland State University. In addition to being named grand prize winner, Grace Mascha was awarded a gold medal, as well as Francesca Fabe ‘16. Silver medals were awarded to Mackenzie Allen ‘17, Molly Cogan ‘15, Lysia Cook ‘16, Megan Pophal ‘18, Holly Sirk ‘16 and Lauren Zipp ’17. Martha Blatt ‘17, Emily Salomone ‘17 and Julie Schiffer ’15 earned bronze medals, and Ella Mascia’17 received an honorable mention.

During the awards ceremony, 83 professional and local science and engineering organizations bestowed special awards to deserving students. Beaumont studentsreceived 23 of these special awards from esteemed organizations including the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland State University, and the FirstEnergy Corporation.

At the BEST (Bridging Engineering, Science and Technology) Medicine Engineering Fair, Francesca 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. Juliana Rowane ‘18 was awarded a silver medal in the Health and Medicine category, and Megan Pophal ’18 earned a bronze medal in Health and Medicine. Rachel Graf ‘15, Elizabeth Poland ’16 and Margaret Schiffer ’17 also participated and were recognized during the award ceremony on Saturday, March 14.

Beaumont 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 2015 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, one that cultivates tomorrow’s leaders.