The Kalamazoo Air Zoo held its annual Gala and Dinner for the Science and Innovation Hall of Fame Awards and Otsego High School Senior Bridgitt Cornish was among the recipients.
This fall, Otsego Senior Bridgitt Cornish planned and executed the first Engineering Challenge for girls at OHS. That activity, her long-time involvement in engineering challenges and her academics all contributed to her receiving the Student Excellence Award with a few other area high school students, “I was really excited and honored to have been selected for the award,” Cornish says.
After participating herself in engineering challenges, she was excited to host one herself for local girls, “I really just wanted to give some girls a fun experience. But I’m proud and honored that I could do something for our community that the air zoo thought was award-worthy.” Cornish joined all award recipients in hosting a display at the April 13th Science and Innovation hall of Fame Awards Gala and Dinner. She shared pictures from the Otsego Engineering Challenge along with descriptions of the event and those who helped her. In addition, she brought along the robotic mice that she helped design and make for the OHS musical production of Cinderella.
Recipients of the Air Zoo awards include teachers and students who “have innovated and excelled within, or shown exceptional support of, education in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM),” according to the Air Zoo news release.
Cornish plans to attend Western Michigan University’s College for Engineering and Applied Sciences majoring in Industrial Engineering.