Lauren Schmidt Day
The Wellsville Board of Education has proclaimed today, December 16th, Lauren Scmidt Day in the Wellsville Central Schools. This proclamation was made to honor Lauren Schmidt for her accomplishments since her graduation in 1999. Lauren was named Pennsylvania's NCAA Woman of the Year in 2003.
Lauren was the WHS valedictorian in 1999. She was also an outstanding
volleyball player for the Wellsville Lady Lions. At Carnegie Mellon University
Lauren continued to play volleyball earning the following honors:
Lauren is currently attending the Carnegie Mellon University
College of Fine Arts, School of Architecture. She will graduate in
2004. As a part of her studies Lauren attended Denmark’s
International Study Program School of Architecture & Design in the Spring of
2003. Her honors at Carnegie Mellon inlcude:
As an architecture major (a 5 year program at CMU) Schimidt was involved in designing, planning and building a house for entry in the National Solar Decathlon which was held in Washington , D.C. Study began with coursework in the fall of 2001 at CMU and 13 other universities in the U.S. Students completed the necessary courses related to energy conservation and building design/materials and submitted designs for the "green" energy efficient, 800 square foot solar home. Once the design was accepted the students built a model in the spring of 2001 and solicited support for the actual building of the house which cost approximately $150,000. During the summer, several CMU students, including Schmidt, worked to construct the house on the Carnegie Mellon Campus. The house was completed in early September and then disassembled to be trucked to the Mall in Washington, D.C. where it was reassembled to prepare for the Solar Decathlon contests. Lauren managed to venture to D.C. for three days to give tours of the CMU house that was constructed on the Mall in D.C.