Students to Compete at State Science and Engineering Fair

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Middle School students going to state: Catherine Price, Ryan Allison, Kendall Jones, Addison Hudelson, Austin Hunt, and Chance Wright (not pictured: Isabel Hopkins and Peyton Necaise)

Middle School students going to state: Catherine Price, Ryan Allison, Kendall Jones, Addison Hudelson, Austin Hunt, and Chance Wright (not pictured: Isabel Hopkins and Peyton Necaise)

Liberty Christian Middle and Upper School winners at the Regional Science Fair at The University of Texas at Arlington on Feb. 23 will go on to compete at the state level on March 27 in San Antonio.

“We are so proud of all our state qualifiers,” said science teacher Sue Gallo. “Twenty percent of the Middle School projects from our school’s fair this year are going to state!”

Congratulations to the following students (project titles included):

Middle School Individuals:

Ryan Allison – “Maximum Efficiency”
Isabel Hopkins – “Humidity in the Air”
Addison Hudelson – “Which Chick?”
Austin Hunt – “Made in the Shade”
Kendall Jones – “Just Keep Growing”
Peyton Necaise – “Sports Drinks: Which one has the highest electrolytes?”
Catherine Price – “Weather Woman”
Chance Wright – “The Internet is Down!”

Brent Uys, Bryson Vera, and Noah Villarreal advance to state

Brent Uys, Bryson Vera, and Noah Villarreal in Upper School advance to state

Upper School Team:

Brent Uys, Bryson Vera, and Noah Villarreal – “Keepin’ it Cool!”

Upper School Individual:

Simon Meek – “Do Rocks Break Differently During Stress?”

Science Department Chair Heather Lytle said, “Participating in the science fair process at the high school level allows students to continue to challenge themselves and ask questions about the world in which they live.

“Both of our Upper School projects competing at state involved practical questions – geologic pressure created by fracking and product testing of new coolers on the market.

Simon Meek takes his project to state

Simon Meek in Upper School takes his project to state

“We are so proud of these students and their solid experimental design.”

The Texas Science and Engineering Fair (TXSEF) has been operated by The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Sciences since 2004 and provides an opportunity for discourse among like-minded, high-achieving middle and high school students across Texas. The fair encourages an interest in and an excitement about science and engineering, while offering a rewarding, competitive setting in which students can display their research projects and set the stage for the rest of their academic careers.

More than 1,000 students from across the state compete at this fair, which includes 17 project categories in life and physical science. The fair seeks to gather together the brightest and best students of all backgrounds from 12 regions across the state of Texas to foster academic excellence through highly-competitive scholarship contests and provide a setting in which outstanding students can showcase their research projects in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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