How many more reasons do we have to be proud of our kids? On March 12, a number of CCMS students competed with students from throughout Los Angeles on the USC campus for MESA (Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement) Day. They didn’t just do well – they raced, they soared, they calculated and they dropped.
Katie Handler took first place for mousetrap car in distance.
Oliver Berliner and Aiden Birnbavin took second place for balsa wood glider in distance.
Matthew Takara took first place in mathematics competition for pre-algebra.
Sadushi De Silva and Mariko Rooks took fourth place for the six-story egg drop.
Theses outstandingly smart and creative students were awarded medals and have advanced to the next level of competition in April when they will compete with students from across Southern California.
Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) is nationally recognized for its innovative and effective academic development program. MESA engages thousands of students so they excel in math and science and graduate with math-based degrees. MESA partners with all segments of California higher education as well as K-12 institutions.
MESA, now celebrating its 40th anniversary, has a proven track record in producing math-based graduates by providing support such as classes, hands-on competitions, counseling, transfer support and a community environment to students from middle school through four-year college.