A big congratulations goes to the 2015 SHCS 7th Grade Science Fair participants and their mentor, 7th and 8th Grade Science teacher Mrs. Allison Dietz. Eight students who won at the school level on February 12th went on to compete at the Southern Appalachian Science and Engineering Fair (SASEF) at UT Knoxville last Wednesday, two placing and four receiving honorable mentions.
The students placing at the SHCS school level were Ethan Boder, 1st Place in Engineering, Ashley Freudenberg, 2nd Place in Engineering, Callie Grace Tucker, 1st Place in Biology, Paxton Robertson, 2nd Place in Biology, Rachel Watermeier, 1st Place in Environmental Science, Tony Spezia, 2nd Place in Environmental Science, Abby Orillion, 1st Place in Chemistry and Harrison Elmore, 2nd Place in Chemistry.
Of these eight students Abby Orillion placed in the Junior Chemistry division and Rachel Watermeier placed in the Junior Environmental Science division at SASEF last week. Both now qualify for the BroadCom Masters National Science Fair, placing their projects in the top 10% of middle school projects in the United States.
Honorable mentions at the SASEF went to Harrison Elmore, Ashley Freudenberg, Paxton Robertson and Tony Spezia. Rachel Watermeier also won the prestigious Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society Award for Innovation, 2nd Place Junior Division, Life Science for her project Something’s in the Air. This honor was also awarded to Rachel’s mentor, Mrs. Dietz. Congratulations to all!