Notre Dame Academy student, Monica McFadden, was awarded the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) Spirit award “For Exemplifying the Spirit of Stockholm Junior Water Prize National Competition.” McFadden represented the state of Kentucky at the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize national competition in Boston from June 14 to June 16 and competed with state winners from across the country. The Stockholm Junior Water Prize is considered the world’s most prestigious youth award for a water-related science project.
McFadden will be a 12th grader at Notre Dame Academy in the fall. She has worked on her project entitled “Biobarrier Filtration of Water Contaminants” for the past three years in NDA’s Science Research Program under the direction of Sr. Mary Ethel Parrott. McFadden has received numerous other awards for her research this year including a silver medal and the Brighten Technology Award at the International Sustainable Water Project Olympiad as well as two grand prizes at the Kentucky Junior Academy of Science Symposium. McFadden was also recently elected to the position of Vice President for the Kentucky Junior Academy of Science.