Two Students Advance to the North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair

St. Timothy’s School is proud to announce that Grant Taylor, third grade, and Erica Heuser, fourth grade, advanced to the North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair state-wide competition! Eight St. Timothy’s School students competed in the regional competition at either the Elementary Division (3rd-5th) or the Junior Division (6th-8th).

The Elementary Division regional competition was held virtually on Saturday, February 6. Four St. Timothy’s contestants submitted projects online and participated in interviews with judges. Grant Taylor (Hot vs Cold Fruit Dehydration) and Erica Heuser (Quiet Please 2.0!) advanced to the state-wide competition, which will be held virtually on April 24. Fifth graders Zoe Cavallaro (Like it or not it’s Social Media) and Addison Phillips (Face-Off: Vegan vs. Traditional Foods) received honorable mentions. 

Four seventh graders participated in the Junior Division of the 3A Regional NC Science and Engineering Fair, held virtually on Saturday, February 13. Natalie Velthuisen (Remember What?) was awarded third place in Biological Sciences B, Tristan Click (What Eggsactly happens in a toothpaste cleaning contest) won third place in Chemistry and Dexter Brickell (What Natural Insulator is the Most Effective) received a special award from the ASM Materials Education Foundation. Hays Powell also presented his project, But it’s off, does it still use electricity?, in the Earth & Environmental Science Division. The seventh graders gained invaluable interview experience with three to five judges interviewing them about their projects.  Wendy Cook, the St. Timothy’s Science and Engineering Fair Chair said, “that experience would have intimidated some students, but not these!”

Mrs. Cook added that all the students who participated in the regional competition “represented St. Timothy's with preparation and dignity. I am extremely pleased with each of them.”

Congratulations to all the participants! Good luck to Grant and Erica for the NC Science and Engineering Fair state competition!

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