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Nathaniel Howard '18 ACE Scholarship Award Winner for 2018
Posted 05/02/2018 05:20PM

Nathaniel Howard '18 awarded ACE Mentor Scholarship for 2018

For the third year in a row, a Bishop McNamara High School student has won an ACE Mentor Program of the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area, Inc. (ACE DC) Scholarship Award. BMHS Senior Nathaniel Howard of Clinton, Maryland, is the recipient of a $4,000 Clark Construction Scholarship Award to be used for the college of his choice as he focuses his studies and career in the fields of Architecture, Construction or Engineering. Pictured here are BMHS President/CEO Dr. Marco Clark (left), Nathaniel (center) with his mother and father, along with BMHS ACE Club Mentor Tracy Clay, who were all with him as he received his award at the ACE Mentor Program Scholarship Breakfast on May 2nd at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.

Nate currently takes challenging STEM classes at Bishop McNamara, including Advanced Placement Chemistry, Honors Calculus, and Foundations of Engineering. He is a member of National English Honor Society and the Aviation Club, and participates in the WCAC as a Varsity Soccer player.

The ACE Mentor Program of Greater Washington Metropolitan Area, Inc., through an interest in community students extending to their eventual successful education and employment in the design and construction industry, provides college scholarships to selected graduates. To date, they have awarded $328,000 in college scholarships to 98 high school graduates. In addition to scholarships, mentor firms offer summer jobs to qualified students, and universities keep in close touch with our program to identify potential applicants for admission.

Congratulations, Nate for college and beyond!

For more information on the ACE Mentor Program at Bishop McNamara, go to Professional Clubs - ACE Mentor Program on our website, or contact Mrs. Angelina Diehlmann at

ACE Mentor Program for students interested in Acrhitecture, Construction or EngineeringMore information on ACE Mentor Program

Started in 2000, the ACE Mentor Program of the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area, Inc. (ACE DC) is a partnership of architects, construction managers, engineers, designers, professional societies and organizations, high schools and universities.

Through this partnership, we provide mentors who guide student teams from the District of Columbia, northern Virginia and Maryland public schools as they explore educational and career opportunities in architecture, construction and engineering. The teams meet every other week after school.

The teams meet every other week after school, or more frequently depending on student interest. During our program year (October - May), each of ACE DC's multi-disciplinary teams tailors its program to inform, challenge and actively engage its members.

Team activities include:

  • Construction site tours

  • Professional office visits

  • Guided excursions to college campuses

  • "Hands-on" projects designed to help students learn architecture, engineering and construction industry fundamentals

The program year concludes with formal team project presentations at the American Institute of Architects' national headquarters in Washington, D.C. Following presentations, we award completion to all students and mentors.

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