…And the winner is Elizabeth Maya!
Elizabeth Maya, a senior at Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience was awarded the prestigious Presidential Scholarship from Maryville University. The scholarship includes full tuition plus room and board for up to 10 undergraduate semesters. She is a first-generation college student and plans to major in Biology at Maryville University. Elizabeth participated in the University Scholars Competition weekend held in January 2018. She was selected from over 550 student competitors and is the first recipient of the Maryville University’s Presidential scholarship from the St. Louis Public School district.
The $10,000 STEM Student Forum Hack-A-Thon Prize!
World Wide Technology (WWT), one of St. Louis’s largest privately owned companies and biggest employers, today announced that Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience was awarded the top prize of $10,000 at WWT’s third annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Student Forum Hackathon. Villa Duchesne received the second place and a cash prize of $5,000; Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS) received the third place and a cash prize of $2,500, and the remaining schools received $1,000 each for participating.
The first level of the competition, the students were tasked with creating a solution using technology to address a specific need in their school community. During the second phase, they were invited back to present their solutions and compete for a $10,000 prize. Collegiate students chose to tackle educational equity. The students discussed how many 8th graders are unaware of all of their high school options within St. Louis Public Schools.
The STEM Student Forum Hack-a-Thon focused on finding solutions to challenges faced by students in St. Louis. “My students built a web application called “High School in Hand” that delivers a personalized survey and shares student results with possible match-high schools based on their interests, with the goal being that the school-choice process becomes more student-centered.” Mr. Alexander Schenk, Mathematics & Computer Coding Teacher, “I’m proud to share that they absolutely knocked it out of the park. Among 19 of the best private and public schools across St. Louis, our students won the event. I’m grateful for my students who remind me every single day just how much of an honor and privilege it is to be a teacher.”
About Collegiate School of Medicine & Bioscience
Collegiate was established in 2013 with the mission of presenting an independent and rigorous high school experience in a public school setting. The school and curriculum initially focused on students aspiring to be doctors or the desire to pursue the medical field. In the past five years, the school has grown from 60 students to 243 students, and next year will top out at close to 275 students.
Photos courtesy of Maryville University, WWT, St. Louis American.
Content redacted from FleishmanHillard for WWT, Alex Schenck of CSMB.