“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!”
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.
“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.
Vivian Nichols is part of the public relations team at Liberty Christian School.