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Local college students' exceptional work showcased at Baldwin Wallace University's Ovation Festival 2018

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BEREA, O.H. -- Students from our area were among over 250 students whose exceptional academic work was showcased during Baldwin Wallace University's Ovation Festival 2018, BW's annual celebration of student achievement. The following local students presented their work:

Erika Davidson of East Aurora (14052), a graduate of East Aurora High School majoring in chemistry, presented a poster titled "Initial Steps in the Synthesis and Reactions of Novel Cyclopentadienone Iron Complexes."

Sydney Howard of Fairport (14450), a graduate of Fairport High School majoring in music theatre, gave a performance titled "Guns, A Music Theatre Song Cycle."
Elena Jackson of Mendon (14506), a graduate of Honeoye Falls-Lima High School, presented a poster titled "Pets and Social Rejection."

Jeffrey Jaskolka of Boston (14025), a graduate of Hamburg Senior High School, gave a performance titled "Transcription and Performance Practice on Ottaviano Petrucci's Odechaton: Marbrianus de Orto's Ave Maria."

Bridget Kline of Henrietta (14467), a graduate of Rush-Henrietta Senior High School majoring in theatre design and technical studies and French, presented a poster titled "Science and Religion on the topic of Genetic Modification."

Paige Lindauer of Buffalo (14221), a graduate of Williamsville High School South, presented a poster titled "Bridging the Gap for Refugee Children: Promoting Native Language (L1) Literacy Through Parent-child Book Reading."

Alyssa Smith of Hilton (14468), a graduate of Hilton Central High School, presented a poster titled "Exhibit on World War I."

This year's 18-day Ovation Festival recognized student success in research, scholarship, experiential learning, the arts and more. The signature event was the Day of Excellence, which featured student achievements from every school of the University. Students demonstrated their achievements by performing original musical compositions or short plays; reading original essays, stories or poems; giving video or slide presentations; exhibiting artwork; or presenting research posters. Participants in the Day of Excellence must complete the submission process and have a faculty mentor who sponsors their work and gives approval to present.