In addition to all they are doing here on campus, Columbus Academy students have been active this fall making their voices heard to much broader audiences.

For instance, senior Aniah Crockett (top left) made a video about justice in mathematical spaces and submitted it to the National Math Festival “Imagine Math Class” challenge. This student in Mr. Bolognese’s Advanced Calculus class was even recognized by Dr. Francis Su, a professor at Harvey Mudd College and author of an address that Aniah used in her video reflection.

Fellow senior Malachy Sullivan (top right), meanwhile, was recently featured in a Ken Burns project for PBS about “Diplomacy with Native Nations.” Malachy was invited to participate after he produced a National History Day award-winning documentary related to the topic.

And it was a busy autumn for Stephen Ma (bottom left), who – in addition to helping our boys golf squad win its fifth-straight state title – was also presenting a proposal (starting at the 5:52:19 mark) to the Ohio State Board of Education to add student representation to its 19-member adult board. The Board overwhelming supported his and his sister’s recommendation, and their next steps are to contact the Ohio legislators on the Education Committee to draft legislation to make the addition of a student representative legal.

Stephen also teamed with fellow Academy junior Arya Narayan to win Global Innovation Awards for Design Process and Communication in the recent Invent Future Global’s Global Innovation Challenge (bottom right). They developed a game app, SociEmoti, that helps individuals with autism better understand and react to social situations during their daily lives.