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Architecture students egg-cel in annual egg drop competition

Architecture students tested the design of their egg drop contraptions during the 2022 Architecture Egg Drop Competition. Even with the added challenge of a windy day, 18 of 25 eggs made it safely from the window of the convent to the blacktop three stories down.

Egg-ceptional job by these winners:

  • Best in Flight: Lauren McNamee & Meredith Umstead
  • Fastest Down and Lived to Talk About It:  Morgan Svarda & Owen Lawler
  • Bauhaus Award-Best Overall: Greyden Murray & Ashley Jarrold

Senior Morgan Svarda said, “Architecture is such a fun and productive class. I love that I get to use my hands to build things that are useful and can be helpful to others. The programs we use such as REVIT are setting me up for success in college and beyond.”

Art Department Chair and Scholastic Educators Art Award recipient, Ms. Mel Gaskins, is proud of her architecture program which features REVIT architectural software, 3D Printers for model making and industrial design projects, plotters and large format printers, a vacuum table for model making, and iPad and Apple Macbook Pro Labs.

Learn more about our visual arts programs

McNicholas students hold their egg drop contraptions
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    Students in the Environmental Science classes are caring for God’s creation and learning about sustainability by taking responsibility for the school recycling program. Science teacher Mr. Eric Hickman jump started the program as part of his Environmental Science curriculum. “My goal for this class is to make students aware of environmental issues and empower them to be a part of the solutions,” Mr. Hickman said.

    Early IT contest winner holds up prize

    Congratulations to freshman Louis Smith and sophomores Eli Holland and Jonathan Byrum who earned top awards in University of Cincinnati’s Early IT Fall Competition. Louis won first place in the Programming category for his Java script program that helps builders to calculate construction costs. Eli and Jonathan, who took second place as a team in the Web Development category, were challenged to create an original website that highlights the UC Early IT Program at McNicholas. 

    Rockets enjoy Pumpkin STEM lab and creative fall fun

    McNicholas students celebrated fall and Halloween with pumpkins galore inside and outside the classroom! Mr. Steve Dalton's class participated in the yearly pumpkin catapult STEM lab, the English Department hosted a literary pumpkin decorating contest, and CREWs carved out some time for fun with their own contest.