Hawken Students Claim 3 of 4 Grand Prizes at NEOSEF

Hawken had a phenomenal showing at the 65th Annual Northeast Ohio Science and Engineering Fair (NEOSEF) held March 12-15 at Cleveland State University.

Not only did all Hawken students participating at the fair win at least one award at last night’s Awards Ceremony, but they also took four out of the nine first prizes: Claudia Hamilton ’19 took first place in the engineering category, David Lyons ’19 in the math-computer category, Allison Sewell ’19 in the health-medicine category, and Clayton Ferguson ’19 in the physics category. Even more impressive, three out of the four grand prizes went to Hawken students: Claudia, David, and Allison were all awarded the grand prize in their respective categories.
In addition, the following students won prizes for second place: Ella Attell ’19 in math-computer science, Marilena DeGennaro ’19 in biology, Brennen Keuchel ’19 in biology, Samia Menon ’19 in engineering, Victor Pan ’19 in chemistry, and Neil Tewari ’19 in health- medicine. Sinan Aktay ’19 placed third in the health-medicine category.
The fair featured 423 projects from 72 schools and judges award one first place prize in each of nine categories in the 11th and 12th grade division. The four high school grand prize winners qualify for the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and win an all-expense-paid trip to the international fair, which will be held in May.
There are also a number of special awards sponsored by various organizations. Hawken students won over $2500 worth of cash prizes at this year’s fair, not including the value of the four trips for the grand prize winners. For more info on NEOSEF, visit their website: http://www.neosef.org/.
Way to go, Hawks!
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