2022 High School Science Fair
On Wednesday, February 2nd, Chelsea hosted its annual Science Fair, welcoming twenty-six accomplished judges based locally and fifty-one creative student project presentations.
As always, many long hours went into not only making the event a success but also cutting and gluing construction paper on poster boards to perfection. Topics this year included, but were not limited to: gun ranges, bunnies, caffeine and pulse oxidation, implosion, micro-bacteria, fruit and its various properties, video games’ effect on memory, and many more.
Special thanks to the generosity of the judges with their time, and most of all, to our own Dr. Alka Shanahan, who planned the event for months and oversaw all of the students’ projects with patience and wisdom. Members of the senior class also assisted in directing schedules, and refreshments were served to the judges.
Parents and family members had a wonderful time looking at all of the projects the night of, and students and teachers were able to catch a glimpse during the first period on Thursday.
The results are thus:
1st Place: Henry Wingate with “Vitamin C in Fruit”
2nd Place: Patrick Philbin with “When Things Get Heated: When does the Temperature Rise the Fastest?”
3rd Place: Bea Stanford with “DIY Teeth Whiteners: ‘You Can’t Handle the Tooth!’”
And the following received honorable mention:
Barbara Butz, Jude Lagarde, Gabe Bettendorf, Elizabeth Fernandez, John Bodoh, CJ Fernandez, Cici Wingate, Luke Schuttloffel, Kiera Thomas, and Abby Virag.
Most of these students, along with Matthew Nolan, are off to the Shenandoah Valley Regional Science and Engineering Fair to be held virtually on March 26th and 27th. The best of luck to them as they represent Chelsea science!