BEEHIVE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY STUDENTS PROVIDE DESIGN FOR WHITE HOUSE EASTER EGG ROLL
Sandy, Utah—A team of 10 students from Beehive Science and Technology Academy has submitted an Easter egg design that will be displayed at the White House Easter Egg Roll to be held on April 22 in Washington, D.C. The egg designed by the Beehive Science and Technology Academy students will represent the state of Utah.
In March 2019, Beehive Science and Technology Academy was asked by the Utah State Board of Education State Superintendent Sydnee Dickson if the charter school could represent Utah by designing the egg. According to the criteria from the U.S. Department of Education, participating schools in the White House Easter Egg Roll project would ideally be Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-centered.
The design requirements stipulated that only five colors (gold, red, pink, blue and green, and white as the background color) could be used. In addition, the design had to be emblematic of the state. Beehive Science and Technology Academy’s design included images of delicate arch, a skier, a seagull and a honeycomb pattern. Beehive Science and Technology Academy art teacher, Carelene Walloch, oversaw the project, and computer science teacher, Sumeyra Gul, assisted. Students involved with the project were Jamison Wayman, Heather Cloward, Aliah Tedjamulia, Isaac Wilcoxon, Asim Kablan, Elnura Kibarova, Hayden Ure, Michael Mertens, Zaya Harker and Aiden Pasinsky.
The White House Egg Roll dates back to 1878 under the administration of President Rutherford B. Hayes.
Beehive Science and Technology Academy is a tuition-free charter school for grades 6 through 12 located in Sandy, Utah. Beehive was named Charter School of the Year 2016 by the Utah Association of Public Charter Schools, and given Platinum STEM School Designation (the highest designation possible—and Beehive was one of only two schools to receive this designation that year) by the Utah State Board of Education and the STEM Action Center for the 2015/2016 school year. (Incidentally, there are now over 120 public charter schools in Utah.) In October 2017, Beehive was named an Apple Distinguished School for 2017 through 2019. Beehive is the first and only Utah school to receive this national honor.