St. Joseph Immaculate Heart of Mary School, a Lumen Christi School, students impressed 12 independent judges from the Youngstown community at their Annual School Science Fair.
Upon completion of judging, the judges commended the students on their projects, having seen great potential. One judge, who has been judging at YSU since 1987, wrote to SJIHM stating, ''The students and projects I saw yesterday at Saint Joseph and Immaculate Heart of Mary School were exceptional. The students were articulate, confident and demonstrated an incredible understanding of their chosen topics as well as the scientific method.''
Projects are judged as Satisfactory, Good, Excellent or Superior. The State of Ohio suggests that 20 percent of the students participating in Science Fair should achieve a Superior ranking on their project. With nine out of 36 students ranking Superior, SJIHM surpassed that goal. Further, 34 out of 36 students achieved an Excellent or Superior ranking. Many students were only 1 point away from qualifying to compete at the District level.
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SJIHM sixth graders earning a superior and honorable mention at the school's annual science fair were, in front, Nicholas Moliterno (Superior), Allyson Smith (Superior) and Ella Siembieda (Superior), and in back, Julianna Frengler (Superior), Jonathan Saxton (Honorable Mention), Riley Burke (Honorable Mention), and Isabelle Gasior (Superior).
Congratulations went out to SJIHM students who qualified to compete at YSU for the Lake-to-River District Science Fair on March 22 including eighth-graders, Colin Faloon, Joshua Harker, Thomas Pitko, Andrew Siembieda and sixth-graders Riley Burke, Julianna Frengler, Isabelle Gasior, Nicholas Moliterno, Jonathan Saxton, Ella Siembieda and Allyson Smith
The next month will be busy for these students, as they will be taking the judges critiques and improving their science project in order to compete successfully at YSU.