Monday, August 3, 2015

Future scientists win recognition

Nearly 600 future scientists in grades 4 through 12 participated in the 2012 Chester County Science Research Competition, and 90 students in grades 6 through 12 qualified last week to advance to the Delaware Valley Science Fair, which will present over $1 million in college scholarships.

Future scientists win recognition

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Sarah Scheivert, an 8th-grader at Charles F. Patton Middle School, won a third-place award for her work entitled "The effects of Hand Sanitizer and Soap on Bacteria."

Nearly 600 future scientists in grades 4 through 12  participated in the 2012 Chester County Science Research Competition, and 90 students in grades 6 through 12 qualified last week to advance to the Delaware Valley Science Fair, which will present over $1 million in college scholarships.

The competition, which is sponsored by the Chester County Intermediate Unit, was held  at the Center for Arts & Technology (CAT) Pickering Campus in Phoenixville. Students in grades 6 through 12 competed  on March 8, and students in grades 4 and 5 competed the following day in 15 categories, ranging from behavioral and social science to zoology. Students were judged at the following levels: 4th and 5th grade students participated at "Level F;" 6th through 8th grade, "Level E;" 9th-grade students, "Level D;" 10th grade, "Level C;" 11th grade, "Level B;" and 12th-grade, "Level A."

At an awards ceremony at Downingtown West High School  last week, the following students received “best of show” honors: Matthew Siracusa, Devon Preparatory School - Level E, first place; Brandon Barker, Saint Joseph School - Level E, second place; Amber Kearns, Chester County Home School - Level E, third place; Julia Kearns, Chester County Home School - Level D, first place; Russell Emery, Devon Preparatory School - Level D, second place; Sam Miller, Unionville High School - Level D, third place; Narahari Bharadwaj, Conestoga High School - Level D, third place; Sreejata Munsi, Conestoga High School - Level C, first place; Joseph Borraccini, Bishop Shanahan High School - Level C, second place; Michael Gu, West Chester Henderson High School - Level B, first place; Meghan Shea, Unionville High School - Level B, second place; Colin Johnson, Bishop Shanahan High School - Level B, third place; Andrew Romine, Unionville High School - Level A, first place; Saher-Zahra Khan, Conestoga High School - Level A, second place; Vadim Tanygin, Great Valley High School - Level A, third place; and, Andrew Friedman and Radhika Chunduru, West Chester Henderson High School - Team Project.

Awards were presented for Level F winners on the day of the fair and included the following best-of-show designations: Hannah Newman, Chester County Home School - first place; Samir Tandon, Charlestown Elementary School - second place; Grant Burgess, St. Basil the Great School - third place; and, Jonathan Huang and Oscar Southwell, Sugartown Elementary School - Team Project. For a complete list of 2012 award-winners, please visit http://www.cciu.org/CCSRCawards.

The Chester County Science Research Competition is a feeder fair to the Delaware Valley fair, which will be held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks April 3-5. The competition will include some 1,000 students from New Jersey, Delaware, and southeastern Pennsylvania, who will vy to advance the International Science and Engineering Fair, held this year in Pittsburgh.

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Aubrey Whelan covers Chester County for the Inquirer. A native of a Philadelphia suburb so small it doesn't have a zip code, she grew up reading the Inquirer and was thrilled to take a job there in fall 2012. Previously, she covered crime, courts and D.C.'s Occupy movement for the Washington Examiner. Aubrey graduated from Penn State in 2011, where she worked for the award-winning campus newspaper and majored in journalism and French. Contact her at 215-495-5855 or awhelan@philly.com. You can also follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/aubreyjwhelan.

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