Mayor Bach gave Spirit of the Springs “Celebration” Awards to two students from The Classical Academy.
Both Aleesa Muir and Shane Johnson were top 10 finalists in the International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering, Environment Project Olympiad (I-SWEEP), a prestigious science contest of more than 500 students from 68 countries and 44 states. The 2012 I-SWEEP Olympiad was held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX, in early May.
Aleesa won the grand prize of $3,000 for her project “Analyzing the Effects of Dietary Supplement Consumption on Probiotic Growth.” Shane’s project was “To Burn or Not to Burn.”
I-SWEEP is a project whose mission is to spark interest and awareness in our planet’s sustainability challenges, help young people grasp the extent of these issues, find workable solutions to these challenges, and accelerate the progress toward a sustainable world by engaging youths at an early age.
The Classical Academy is a Colorado Springs school designed to assist parents in their mission to develop exemplary citizens equipped with analytical thinking skills, virtuous character, and a passion for learning, all built upon a solid foundation of knowledge.