School-wide science fair returns to IHM
HIGH POINT — Students of Immaculate Heart of Mary School participated in a school-wide science fair March 29. Projects were on display and judged by High Point University professors and students as well as a local physician. Some of the topics explored during this event included: wind tunnels, catapults, hover crafts, laser beams, volcanoes, weather, habitats and milk protein.
The eighth-grade students (pictured at left, helping kindergarten students make silly putty) planned the event under the direction of instructors Dave Rad and Sigrid Couch. The day was filled with displays and hands-on learning stations. There was a silly putty making station, a states of matter station, a recycling shuttle run game, and a volcano bean bag toss. Fourth through eighth grades competed in the fair, while prekindergarten to third grades made class displays.
The judges evaluated the projects and interviewed students to determine how the scientific method was implemented during this process.
Fourth- and fifth-grade award winners were: Eli Bragg, Alex Ware, Will Steinkamp and Gabby Mejia, first place; Lydia Cortes, Ofilia Cudd, Blake Davis and Brandon Cecilio, second place; and Conor Coxwell, Lieannah Dorsett, Will Lorenz and Hanuel Cha, third place.
Sixth-grade award winners were: Caroline Dau, first place; Tony Testa and Drew DeSalvo, second place; Caitlin Burke, third place; and Alex Sargeant, Thomas Powell, Connor Cortes and Emily Elliott, honorable mentions.
Seventh- and eighth-grade award winners were: Kristen McCain, first place; Clay Fetner, second place; Sager Eilliot, third place; and Jack Lorenz and Molly Bernard, honorable mentions.
It has been several years since IHM has had a science fair of this magnitude. It was well received by the school community and will become a permanent event again for years to come.
— Mendy Yarborough
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