2018-02-25 / Community View

Community BISHOP KELLEY SCIENCE FAIR


Seventh-grader Noah Slagle explained the basis behind his wi-fi study to guest judge, volunteer Joe Torre. Seventh-grader Noah Slagle explained the basis behind his wi-fi study to guest judge, volunteer Joe Torre. The gymnasium at Bishop Kelley Catholic School on Thursday was lined wall-to-wall with cardboard displays of the scientific achievements of sixth, seventh and eighth graders. Guest judges from the community, including retired educators and Bishop Kelley alumni, perused the displays and listened as each student explained their projects in detail. Also displayed were projects by first and fourth graders.

According to Carolyn Tuski, Bishop Kelley science teacher and facilitator of this year’s science fair, the focus wasn’t on what might be the project that would get the best grade, but what interested each student the most. “It’s a lot of fun and it’s good for the students’ presentation skills,” she said. Winners included Nevaeh Pardington, second place Brock Morris, and a third place tie between Matthew Sierakowski and Lilliana Castano.


Troy Parish and Gage Landry, fourth-graders, tested the hypothesis behind first-grader Liam Denhof’s pulley project. 
Photos by Nicholas Pugliese Troy Parish and Gage Landry, fourth-graders, tested the hypothesis behind first-grader Liam Denhof’s pulley project. Photos by Nicholas Pugliese — Nicholas Pugliese



Lilliana Castano of seventh grade shared with guest judge Glenn Alverson the reasoning behind her yeast-based science project. Lilliana Castano of seventh grade shared with guest judge Glenn Alverson the reasoning behind her yeast-based science project.

(Below) Seventh-grader Brock Morris demonstrated his custom built hovercraft for judges and spectators on Thursday. The craft, he said, took around 12 hours to build. (Below) Seventh-grader Brock Morris demonstrated his custom built hovercraft for judges and spectators on Thursday. The craft, he said, took around 12 hours to build.
Fingerprints were the topic of seventh-grader Natalya Szymanski’s project, as she explained to guest judge Chris Tuski.Fingerprints were the topic of seventh-grader Natalya Szymanski’s project, as she explained to guest judge Chris Tuski.
Sixth-graders Eli Anglebrandt and Connor Brown, along with seventh-graders Noah Slagle and Jalen Aftimos, paused for a photo before the judges made their way toward their projects.Sixth-graders Eli Anglebrandt and Connor Brown, along with seventh-graders Noah Slagle and Jalen Aftimos, paused for a photo before the judges made their way toward their projects.

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