SPC wins Top School in the Poster Session at the Regional Science Fair!

On March 4th and 5th,17 seventh grade students entered the Region 2 Science Fair Poster Session at the Museum of Science and Industry.  SPC was one of 39 schools at the science fair and proudly brought home the trophy for Top School! It is on display in the UGC. 

Sixteen students received a Gold award and one student received a Silver award.  Many students also received Special Awards.  Ten students will be moving on to the State Science Fair Poster Session in May. One student is an alternate.

The previous weekend one eighth grader, Joseph N., entered his project in the Regional Paper Session held at Guerin.  He earned a Top Paper award and will move on to State Science Fair Paper Session in May.  Joseph is also the Vice President of the Student Board and had a key role in the Awards Ceremony at MSI. 

These are the students who exhibited at the Regional Science Fair Poster Session.  Evan J. earned a Silver Award.  Madeleine R., Isabella V., Amelia (Amy) D., Catherine L., Tabitha N., Adriana Z., Renee P., Lillian S., Kathleen D., Amanda B., Lillian N., Emilia F., Nathaniel D., Bradley O., Luke S., and Philip (PJ) S., each earned a Gold Award.  

Many students also won Special Awards.  Madeleine won a Special Award from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.  Bradley won an Engineering Award. Bradley and Emilia each won an award from the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers. Amanda won a Superior Achievement award. Catherine, Isabella, Lillian N., Nathaniel, and Bradley each won an Award of Excellence. Ten students earned a Medallion which means they will go on to the State Science Fair. These students are Amanda, Catherine, Isabella, Lillian N., Nathaniel, Bradley, Amelia, Adriana, Emilia, and Renee. Tabitha is an alternate.

The students’ projects showed a wide range of interests from Botany to Health Science to Chemistry to Physics as well as Microbiology, Engineering, and Consumer Science. 

All students at SPC in 7th grade do a science project and enter the school science fair, which we call Science Focus here at SPC, back in January. Then some move on to Regionals, and some of the Regional exhibitors move on to State.

We are all so proud of all of you! 

Submitted by Christine Stypka, Science Teacher, grades 7 and 8