St. Mary’s School Science Fair Winners Advance to Southern Appalachian Science and Engineering Fair

The St. Mary’s Middle School Science Fair was held on Thursday, February 6th, 2020.  A total of forty-four projects were entered for judging.  The projects were divided into two categories, physical and biological sciences, and the judges awarded a first through 3rd place in each category.  Additionally, four honorable mentions were awarded in each area.

In Biological Sciences:

1st Place:  Dropping Like Flies-Tennison Barnes and Isa Zolnierczuk

2nd Place:  There Mite Bee a Problem-Victoria Corbett

3rd Place:  Hidden in Plain Sight-Alyssa Shedlock

Honorable Mentions:  Best Bread Keeper-Xavier Miller, To Fertilize or Not to Fertilize-Fernanda Solis, Which Gender Has Better Memory-Dylan Umansky, Concentrating CO2-Trey Phillips


In Physical Sciences:

1st Place:  Pointing the Finger at Crime-Ilse Dale

2nd Place:  Goodbye Pesticide-Caleb Beauchamp

3rd Place:  Music to My Ears-Maverick Queern

Honorable Mentions: Bounce-Griffin Welch, Worth Dyeing For-Sarah Duhamel, Brawny Vs Bounty-Maria Barnes, Set ‘em up, Knock ‘em down-Jonas Tilson


These students qualify to participate in the Southern Appalachian Science and Engineering Fair (SASEF) to be held at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville on Tuesday, March 31st 2020.


The 2020 St. Mary’s Science Fair panel of judges included representatives from local business and industry who volunteered to serve in this capacity: Saint Mary’s School is grateful to each of them for lending their time and talents to our school; In Biological Sciences: Sig Christensen, Fred Sloop, Cheryl Kress, Reid Kress and Ana Gonzalez. In Physical Sciences: Andrew Hughes, Rick Lowden, John Iacovino, Gary Sega, Glenn Romanski and Harold Ketterer.