Malvern junior selected to participate in Believe in Ohio competition May 7


Tara Tucci, a junior at Malvern High School, has been selected to compete in a Believe in Ohio plan competition May 7 at Westerville High School.

Students will give a short presentation and will be judged individually by a panel of five judges.

Three other Malvern students who competed in a regional competition were Carrie Meenan, Ta’sha Koontz and Susan Thompson. There were 732 plans submitted to the regional competition and 120 will move on to the state level.

Believe in Ohio is a free new program from the Ohio Academy of Science that helps high school students prepare for the future. The program was developed in collaboration with Entrepreneurial Engagement Ohio with the support of the Ohio Board of Regents and the 130th Ohio General Assembly with three principal objectives. They include:

  1. Help seniors understand the challenge and opportunity the future presents for them and how to prepare for it through Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) forums, virtual field trips and online courses into Ohio’s Innovation Economy of the future.
  2. Help students understand the importance of a STEM education and an entrepreneurial mindset to become competitors in Ohio’s Innovation Economy of the future through engagement with STEM and entrepreneurial experts and mentors, and participation in STEM Commercialization & Business Plan competitions.
  3. Inspire students to believe in Ohio and pursue their education and careers in Ohio by introducing them to Ohio’s robust R&D and entrepreneurial ecosystem that offers great opportunities for them to create their future.