Educators acknowledge that the skills students develop throughout their educational journey at The Meadows School—such as self-motivation, critical thinking, communication, problem-solving, and perseverance—equip them with the readiness to succeed in college and their careers. These skills are refined and strengthened over time, requiring collaboration between educators, parents, and students alike. Collaboration supports The Meadows School's core value of community, which is the foundation of its success.
Beginning School and kindergarten students develop perseverance as they learn to read. Lower School students refine their communication skills through formal public speaking, starting in third grade. Middle School students hone their self-motivation skills as they encounter increased responsibilities. Upper School students refine their critical thinking and problem-solving skills by analyzing college-level texts or solving complex math and physics problems.
As an elective course during their junior or senior year, Advanced Topics Science Research challenges students to observe the natural world and develop a research project to create new knowledge. On March 8, Upper School students in Advanced Topics Science Research showcased their original projects at the 2023 Beal Bank USA Southern Nevada Regional Science and Engineering Fair. The fair, which drew participants from across Nevada, allowed our students to present their research to judges who are experts in their respective fields. Our students' performances were exceptional.
In the Chemistry category, Meher Dhaliwal participated, Sophie Maestas won Honorable Mention, and Morgan Liu won 2nd place.
In the Engineering, Mathematical, and Computer Science category, Minnie Zhang won Honorable Mention, and Aaron Lee and Zhirui Chen were awarded 2nd place.
In the Environmental, Energy, and Transportation category, Mariam Wahid and Zachary Nemec participated, and Ezzah Tariq was awarded Honorable Mention. Ezzah also won the “2023 National Geographic Society That’s Geography - Cultivating Empathy for the Earth Award.” This award was presented to one student seeking solutions to the Earth’s most pressing challenges.
In the Medicine and Health category, Sam Li participated, Karissa Ng was awarded Honorable Mention, Robert Barsel was awarded 3rd place, and Beverly Wang took home 2nd place.
In the Behavioral and Social Sciences category, Aanya Shah was awarded 3rd place, and Elizabeth Donaldson won 1st place.
Finally, our students swept the Molecular, Cellular, and Microbiology Category with participant Leighton Liu, Lynsey Thomas being awarded Honorable Mention, Adaora Ezeanolue taking 3rd place, Benjamin Garber taking 2nd place, and Yasamin Goravanchi winning 1st place.
Our success was a collective effort achieved through dedication to the skills of self-motivation, critical thinking, communication, problem-solving, and perseverance honed during the student's time at The Meadows School. These skills help students apply themselves to their science research process and projects.
Congratulations to all the students who participated in the science fair. Our school community will continue to cultivate excellence through collaboration and shared appreciation for the transformative power of a top-flight educational experience.
Upper School Science Instructor
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