The annual St. Michael’s Parish Day School Science Fair was held February 10-14, 2014, in the Student Center. Students from the 4th, 6th, and 8th grades asked a question and devised an experimental procedure to answer that question. This process helps the students to develop their critical thinking skills using the scientific method.
The entire court of the Student Center was filled with the displays that represented the culmination of a great deal of hard work on the part of the students. Volunteer judges from the community donated their time and expertise to help select those projects that deserve special recognition. The volunteer judges included many wise adults from within our St. Michael’s Community. We would like to thank Mrs. Mary Olsen, Mrs. Gina Connelly, Mrs. Helen Labus, Mrs. Valerie Greenhill, Mr. and Mrs. Crutchfield, and Mr. Jay Croswell.
The judges recognized the following Middle School students:
8th Grade Science Fair Winners
First place Peyton Lewis Nature’s Dilemma
Second place Lindsay Pesqueira Cantaloupe Concussions
Third place Maddie Brown What Do Eye See?
Honorable Mention Cole Lanning Is Fire a Climber?
Honorable Mention Reilly Salkowski From Washer to Garden
6th Grade Science Fair Winners
First Place Kayla Conway A Rose By Any Other Name
Second Place Stephanie Rehwaldt Safety in Color
Third Place Ela Romanoski Color and Comprehension
Honorable Mention Alexis Johnson Surface Tension: May the Force Be With You
Honorable Mention Delaney Sanders What Makes the Best Cookie?
4th Grade Science Fair Finalists
Jack Connelly Better Header
Carmen Roe Butterfly Brunch
Jonathan Lewis Bridge Designs
Chloe Pesqueira Balloon Splash
Varga Michaud Lenses, Heat and Light
Marina Lopez Veggie Time
Serena Hsu Carry on Baggage
Ellie Greenwood Paw Prints
Fiona Fischer Pomegranate DNA
Linden Towering Tomatoes
Students from this group will represent St. Michael’s at the Southern Arizona Reginal Science and Engineering Fair, which will be held March 10-14 at the Tucson Convention Center.