St. Rose Students Advance to Next Round of Science Fair Competition

NEWTOWN—The seventh graders of St. Rose of Lima school participated in the Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair competition.

Students presented their boards to four outside judges who reviewed the experiments carefully based on criteria provided.

Winners were announced at the Home & School Association meeting on Thursday, February 7. The top three winners were:

Rohan Carey (3rd place) for his experiment using simulation software “Does the Shape of an Aircraft affect Its Speed and Lift?”

Ava Faroul (1st place) for her experiment “Which Drinks Contain the Most Glucose.”

Joshua Schumacher (2nd place) for his experiment “What type of Water Produces Ice Crystals the Fastest.”

These three students will advance to the Connecticut State Science & Engineering competition at Quinnipiac University on March 11!

Not pictured but also recognized are seventh graders Evie Komninakas (5th place) for her experiment “Which Fruits Contain the Most Vitamin C”, Maddy Watson (4th place) for her experiment “Which Bird Feathers Absorb the Most Oil” and Honorable Mention to Thomas Phelan for his experiment “Can a Water Filter Be Created Using the Processes of Condensation and Evaporation?”

In the photo: Top 3 winners: center is Ava Faroul (1st place), far right Joshua Schumacher (2nd place) and far left is Rohan Carey (3rd place).

St. Rose of Lima Catholic School is a Christ-centered community committed to academic excellence in an atmosphere that nurtures the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical and moral development of each child. The dedicated staff partners with families to prepare students to be responsible leaders in a global society by fostering integrity, service and respect. By creating a sense of family where all are welcome, they encourage each child to develop his/her gifts and to become Christ’s compassionate heart and hands in the world. They center their community of learning around the four core values of respect, integrity, academic excellence and service. Their spirituality is fostered through their close connection with St. Rose of Lima church. Students attend weekly Mass and are blessed by the continual presence of Msgr. Robert Weiss and the other parish priests.

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