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Science Fair

Throughout the month of March our students take to heart what President Barack Obama said back in 2010 at the State of the Union Address- “Leadership tomorrow depends on how we educate our students today, especially in science, technology, engineering, and math.” With that said, our students participated in two science fairs and performed at the highest levels earning them not only awards and prizes, but the right to attend international competitions.

Specifically our students participated in Northern Eastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair (NEOSEF), which is the biggest science fair in Ohio as well as the Mohican District Science Fair at Ashland University, and as a result of their success have been preselected for two international science and engineering fairs. Four of our students were preselected for a six day event at International Sustainable World Engineering Energy Environment Project (I-SWEEEP) which will be held in Texas, and the Genius Olympiad which will be held in New York.

In addition, our students qualified to participate in this year’s Concept Schools Science and Engineering Fair (CONSEF) located at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. This was a platform that provided our students the opportunity to showcase their talents in the STEM related fields, and they did not disappoint! During award ceremony, our school took home four “Best of the Category Awards”, eight gold medals, four silver medals, and seven bronze medals. Two stand out students at the competition were Hanse Musaogullari who received the “Camp Gem Award,” and Jalicia Smalley who qualified for the second year in a row to attend The International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering, and Environment Project (I-SWEEEP), which will be held in Texas. Finally, to finish the awards ceremony our school received one of the top honors of the day, and was awarded 2nd place in the “Best Schools” category out of all the other schools who participated in CONSEF 2017.

All of these opportunities provide our students the ability to not only showcase their talent and hard work, but a chance to change their lives by earning scholarship opportunities, monetary awards, and experiences at the highest levels in the STEM fields.

 

**Special appreciation’s go out to Mr. Savas, Mrs. Feyza, Ms. Matjasic, Mr. Ali, Mr. Art and Mr. Pekel for making this great success happen. Coming soon, our students will also be participating in The Ohio State Science Fair, Believe in Ohio Entrepreneurship Program, and Google Science Fair.

Awards are as follows:

NEOSEF Awards: 14 students from our middle and high school level participated the NEOSEF (the biggest science fair in Northeast Ohio) In total, we received three honorable mentions, six bronze medals, and four silver medals. We also received many special awards, internship offerings from colleges and monetary awards totaling around $1000.

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS-

  • Abigail Laurenti
  • Alexis Bhagmath
  • Angel Febres

BRONZE MEDALS- (3rd Place)

  • Zinaily Estreves-Malines
  • Kennedy Sheridan
  • Carlos Rosado
  • Olivia Bratulic
  • Nathaleya Simpson
  • Isabel Bonilla

SILVER MEDALS- (2nd Place)

  • Serina Deus
  • CaMarea Snipes-Thomas
  • Nicole Sanchez
  • Jalicia Smalley

 

SPECIAL AWARDS-

Jalicia Smalley

  • American Association of Blacks in Energy – Northeast Ohio Chapter $200
  • Cleveland Clinic – Dept of Biomedical Engineering
  • Rambus Inc. IPAD

Olivia Bratulic

  • American Meteorological Society $100
  • Engineers without borders – Northeast Ohio Professionals
  • Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society

Nathaleya Simpson

  • Lota Sigma Pi – Fluorine Chapter, Cleveland $100
  • U.S Navy and Marine Corp.

CaMarea Snipes-Thomas

  • First Energy Corporation (2nd place winner)

Serina Deus

  • NEOSEF Board of Directors Award
  • U.S Navy and Marine Corp.

Angel Febres and Abigail Laurenti

  • U.S Navy and Marine Corp.

 

CONSEF Awards:  Our school took home four “Best of the Category Awards”, eight gold medals, four silver medals, and seven bronze medals. Two stand out students at the competition were Hanse Musaogullari who received the “Camp Gem Award,” and Jalicia Smalley who qualified for the second year in a row to attend The International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering, and Environment Project (I-SWEEEP), which will be held in Texas. Finally, to finish the awards ceremony our school received one of the top honors of the day, and was awarded 2nd place in the “Best Schools” category in the senior divisions and 4th place in the junior division.

BRONZE MEDALS- ($10)

  • Leaisha Shannon
  • Isabel Bonilla
  • Edward Bowen
  • Ryan Glover
  • Danielle Atkinson
  • Gina Burgos
  • Zinaily Balines

SILVER MEDALS- ($20)

  • Nicole Sanchez
  • Viola Atkinson
  • Alexys Bhagmath
  • Morgan Joyner

GOLD MEDALS- ($30)

  • Angel Febres
  • Carlos Rosado
  • Leonardo Maciel
  • Nathaleya Simpson
  • Olivia Bratulic
  • Hanse Musaogullari
  • Kennedy Sheridan
  • Serina Deus

BEST in CATEGORY AWARDS- ($50)

  • Jalicia Smalley
  • CaMarea Snipes-Thomas
  • Xavier Natal
  • Abigail Laurenti

STEM DEMONSTRATIONS- ($30)

  • Oleana Zepeda
  • Aylisa Grenald
  • Nathan Witnik
  • Maddy Cruz
  • Syncere Rogers
  • Dahlia Perry
  • Aliciana Llanes
  • My’Jia Brown
  • Antony Mounts
  • Shauncy Fifield
  • DeAndre Clayton

MATH PROJECTS- ($30)

  • Jayda Bhagmath
  • Alexys Billings
  • Lashane Hughley
  • Amaya Rodriquez
  • Anthony Myrick
  • Elijah Testinini

ART SHOW

  • Luis Massa ($250)
  • Destiny Prior
  • Tayidem Blaylock
  • Esad Gurbuz

 

Mohican Science Fair: Our school had eight projects that were chosen as EXCELLENT and seven of them were chosen as SUPERIOR. The superior projects qualify to participate Ohio State Science Fair and  will compete with over 350 other students from across the state.

SUPERIOR Projects-

  • Jalicia Smalley
  • Isabel Bonilla
  • Nathaleya Simpson
  • CaMarea Snipes-Thomas
  • Nicole Sanchez
  • Leonardo Maciel
  • Kennedy Sheridan

EXCELLENT Projects- 

  • Viola Atkinson
  • Leaisha Shannon
  • Carlos Rosado
  • DeAndre Clayton
  • Natan Witnik
  • Hanse Musaogullari
  • Abigail Laurenti
  • Xavier Natal