Jenny Lewis, director of the St. Catherine School Science Fair, announced in a press release the winners of this year’s science fair.
The competition was split into four categories: seventh- and eighth-grade physical science; seventh- and eighth-grade life science; fifth- and sixth-grade physical science, and fifth- and sixth-grade life science.
Lauren Spears and Taetra Christensen won first place for the seventh- and eighth-grade physical-science competition, for their project “Hot and Cold Basketball.” Calvin Rux took second place, J.D. Needham took home third, and Canaan Higa, Elliot Haigh, Jow Duronslet and Dane Bautista received honorable mentions.
For the seventh- and eighth-grade life-science competition, Kawelo Lindsey won first place for “Which Toothpaste is Most Abrasive?” Christopher Villabrille was second, and Kaitlyn Jarry was third. Kashy Cleveland, Angela Choy, Alyssa Clark, Chris Hegarty, Michelle West and Tylor Schwarze received honorable mentions.
Charles Schneck won first place for the fifth- and sixth-grade physical-science category with “The Galileo Experiment.” Sean Palmer took second, and Courtney Brede, Kiana Annunziata and Sharon Whatmore tied for third place, with J.B. Goode and Nolan Rux receiving honorable mentions.
Trevor McCracken won first place for the final category, fifth- and sixth-grade life-science, with his project “Does Music Affect Plant Growth?” subtitled “Bad Vibrations.” Two teams of Ciara Wainwright and Mahina Costa, and Thomas Simpkins and Justyn Nagahisa, tied for second. Natalie Lewis took home third, with Vincent Simon, Jude Cruz and T.J. West receiving honorable mentions.