Phoenix Students Showcase Work In Annual Science Fair

PHOENIX – Physics research, earth science hypotheses and chemistry experiments were in focus during the annual Science Fair at Michael A. Maroun Elementary School.

Aurora Rose, a fourth grader, prepares to discuss her project during the annual Science Fair. She conducted research about hand cleaning products and discovered that washing with hand sanitizer was the most effective method to eliminate germs.
Aurora Rose, a fourth grader, prepares to discuss her project during the annual Science Fair. She conducted research about hand cleaning products and discovered that washing with hand sanitizer was the most effective method to eliminate germs.

The event was the culmination of weeks of research and hard work as students showcased their work to parents, friends, community members and a panel of judges.

Participants discussed their topic and noted each step they took to prove or disprove their hypotheses.

As the judges made their way to each project, they noted how impressed they were with the students’ thoroughness and commitment beyond the regular school day.

“These students worked their way through the scientific method and came up with some interesting conclusions,” said one of the judges. “It’s obvious that all the participants put a lot of time and effort into these projects. We’re very impressed!”

The judges presented several awards to students in each grade level.

Award recipients included kindergartners Wyatt Ray (first place) and Jaxon Redhead (second place); first graders Miles Grosvent (first place) and Chloe Bowman (second place); second graders Timothy Britt (first place) and Aaron Moore (second place); third graders Nando Leonello (first place) and Gavin Painter (second place); and fourth graders Rose Mullin (first place) and Aurora Rose (second place).

In the team competition, Theodore Lough and Marilyn Lough came in first place while Amaya Crutchley and Giuliana Jones finished in second place.