For the second year in a row, Brookfield Middle School was named a Cleveland Clinic Banner School for its participation in the Cleveland Clinic’s Adventures in Health Science and Medicine Program.
“This award recognizes your noteworthy success in leveraging community resources to advance student learning,” a Cleveland Clinic spokesman said in an email to school officials.
The school was provided with a “virtual banner” that it can post on its web site or in school publications.
“Last year, we were in the top 7 percent out of seven states that competed,” school Supt. Toby Gibson told the school board May 20. “This year, we won another banner; we were in the top 24 percent of 166 or 165 school district in 10 states. That’s just a compliment to our staff; our students; Melanie Horn, who was our science teacher this year, for working with our students; and to Craig Boles, our middle school principal, for supporting her.”
About 30 eighth-grade students were selected for the 10-week program to study various medical specialties; the illness diagnosis process from presentation through testing and treatment; the organs of the body; and medical pioneers.
Students made a program-ending video addressing a solution to the problem of asthma inhalers running out of medicine without the user’s knowledge.