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STATE SCIENCE/ENGINEERING FAIR PARTICIPANTS HONORED
A total of 15 projects from the Southern Colorado Regional STEM Fair advanced to the State Science and Engineering Fair, held at Colorado State University April 13-15.
At the state event, 16 scholars from six D60 schools participated in the judging and interview process and also took advantage of on-campus opportunities such as interactive tours and guest speakers.
District 60 teams earned three Special Awards and two placements for the Grand Awards.
- Anntheylea Bachicha, Goodnight: “To Filter or Not To Filter American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Rocky Mountain Section Excellence in Chemical Engineering Award: certificate and $150
- Justin Bendixson and Myles Marhofer, PSAS: “Driver Safety Tech” Lemelson Foundation, Lemelson Early Inventor Prize: certificate and $100
Alex Wachira, Central: “Self-Powered Electric Cars” Platte River Power Authority's Special Award for Energy Efficiency and Innovation: certificate and $300
- Kenneth Zittel, Central: “R.O.T Slide” Senior Division, Engineering, Honorable Mention. Kenneth also qualified for the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair in Dallas.
- Connor Knight, Corwin: “Disinfecting with Boiling Water: Does It Make Objects Safe?” Junior Division, Micro & Molecular Biology, Honorable Mention
Following an introduction by Mary Jose, K-12 Science Teacher on Special Assignment and Director of the Southern Colorado Regional and D60 Elementary STEM Fairs, the state-qualifying scholars were recognized by the D60 Board of Education.
CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
- Teacher Sponsor: Jamie Withnell
- Participants: Peyton Smith and Adrian Adubato-Koch
- Kenneth Zittel
- Alex Wachira
SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL
- Teacher Sponsor: Allison Hellman
- Emma Perry
RONCALLI STEM ACADEMY
- Teacher Sponsors: Pauline Fraser and Jennifer Hyslop
- Fares Sanchez Parada
- Braxton Hopper
- Lawrence Roy
- Michaelangelo Rocha
- Dillon Frueh
- Teacher Sponsor: Christina Rodell
- Anntheylea Bachicha
- Kaitlyn Divelbiss
CORWIN INTERNATIONAL MAGNET SCHOOL
- Teacher Sponsor: Thomas Murray
- Connor Knight
- Bella Laydon