TWO BEEHIVE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY STUDENTS ARE AMONG 30 FINALISTS IN A NATIONAL STEM COMPETITION FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
Sandy, Utah-Beehive Science and Technology Academy seventh grade students, Sidor Clare and Kassie Holt, have been selected as top 30 finalists in the ninth annual Broadcom MASTERS, a national STEM competition for middle school students.
Clare and Holt were among three Utah students to qualify for the finals. The third student, Mercedes Randhahn, is an eighth grade student from Saint Joseph Middle School in Ogden.
According to Broadcom MASTERS (an acronym for Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars), a program founded and produced by the Society for Science and the Public, "The competition seeks to inspire young scientists, engineers and innovators who will solve the grand challenges of the future."
Finalists were selected by a panel of distinguished scientists and engineers from over 2,300 applicants in 47 states, Washington, D.C., and two U.S. territories. Students will next compete in Washington, D.C., from Oct. 25 through 30 for the top award of $25,000. The final competition will test students' abilities in STEM, critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration.
All 30 finalists will receive a $500 cash award and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., for the competition.
Beehive Science and Technology Academy is a tuition-free charter school for grades 6 through 12. The school is located at 830 E. 9400 S. in Sandy, Utah.