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Phoenix Students Showcase Science Knowledge

PHOENIX – The Michael A. Maroun Elementary School cafeteria transformed into a science exhibit recently as students showcased their research during the annual science fair.

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Second grader Liam MacDonald talks about sound waves as he presents his project during the annual science fair at Maroun Elementary School.

More than 50 budding scientists in kindergarten through fourth grades participated in the after-school event.

Projects highlighted a broad range of topics, from astronomy to biology, and students were on hand to answer questions about their research.

“This is always a great event and it’s nice to see so many students participate,” said Parent-Faculty Organization member Pam Southworth. “They really do a great job.”

Owen Gratz proudly accepts a medal for his science project titled, “How did Dinosaur Footprints get Fossilized?” His project was among the nearly 50 that were on display during the Maroun Elementary School science fair.
Owen Gratz proudly accepts a medal for his science project titled, “How did Dinosaur Footprints get Fossilized?” His project was among the nearly 50 that were on display during the Maroun Elementary School science fair.

Their efforts were rewarded as medals were presented to participants at each grade level.

Best in Show award winners were: Maya Cooley (kindergarten); Gavin Painter (first grade); Liam MacDonald (second grade); Abigail Felix (third grade); and Savannah Felix (fourth grade).

Honorable mention recognition went to Owen Gratz, Helena Jandzio, Colin Boyzuck, Julian Burns and Chase McElyea.