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Congratulations To Our 2023 Science Fair Winners, Jack Bentley & Lauren Jones

After a two-year hiatus, we were able to gather students, judges, & parents for an in-person Science Fair event. The Science Fair is one way for our students to put Roger Bacon’s revolutionary philosophy into practice – bringing observation, experimentation, & mathematics into research.

Last Thursday (Jan 26th), we had over 80 students complete and showcase 44 different science projects, with posters lined all around the Fogarty & nerves anticipating the approach from judges. To all of you who participated in this year’s science fair – congratulations! Give yourselves a pat on the back. Thank you for your hard work & stay motivated for next year.

All projects that earned a superior rating (36-40) are eligible to move to the District Science Fair. Congratulations to the following groups for earning a superior rating.

Superior Scores:

Jack Bentley & Lauren Jones for Caffeine & Crustaceans

Jenna Ryan & Marissa Stevens for Factors of Optical Illusions

Jackie Merz & Adriana Scanlon for How do Different Ages React to Spice?

Eli Goecke for What shape of Seawall is Best at Preventing Wave Damage?

Our Science Fair also awards a $100 cash prize to the winning project in each category (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, & Engineering).

This year’s winners are:

Bio: Jack Bentley & Lauren Jones for Caffeine & Crustaceans

Chem: Raelynn Chesher, Kayla Kilgore, & Maya DeStazio for Ice Ice Baby

Phys: Olivia Mollner, Genevieve Ludwig, Myla Rodenberg for Color and Their Absorption of Radiant Energy

Eng: Eli Goecke for What Shape of Seawall is Best at Preventing Wave Damage?

In addition to category winners, one project is labeled as the Best Overall and earns an additional $250.

This year’s Best Overall Project is:

Jack Bentley & Lauren Jones for Caffeine & Crustaceans

Congratulations to all & the Science Department looks forward to seeing what great projects you will produce next year!