Science fair winners announced
Thirty-nine Murray students and 13 students from Como Park Senior High participated in the Twin Cities Regional Science Fair (TCRSF) held in the University of Minnesota on Feb. 26. The Murray students qualified for the TCRSF by competing in the Murray Science Fair on Jan. 12.
The Como students either completed their projects over the summer at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center through the Murray Environmental Inquiry Immersion class or through the new science club run by teacher Kathy Kahn new to Como this year.
The following students qualified for the Minnesota State Science Fair and many of the Murray participants received awards. The MN State Science Fair will be held on April 3, 4 and 5.
Advancing to state are Janey Post, Lucy Black, James Carlson, Olivia Ahrens, Nora Thomey, Mason Salverda, Maasia Apet and Charlie Rogers. Alternates are Amelia Moseman and Claire Olson. Award winners are Maeli Englemann, American Meteorological Society; Olivia Ahrens, Anna Gaudio, James Carlson, Lucy Black, Janey Post, Charlie Rogers and Mason Salverda, Broadcam Masters; Nora Thomey, Sawyer Wall and Phelameena Lee, East Side Science Club Alumni; Will Altman, Twin Cities Regional Science Fair Excellence; Janey Post and Olivia Ahrens, Graduate Women in Science; Bridget Lee and Charlie Rogers, Integrated Approach to Science; Lucy Black and Kyra Underbakke, ISEF Alumni Award; William Gray, Minnesota Astronomical Society; Jillian Brenner, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Nick Jacobson, Radio City; Charle Rogers, Midway Party Rental; Lucy Black, U of M School of Social Work Research for the Common Good; and James Carlson, U.S. Navy/Marine Office of Naval Research.
Murray students head to Regional History Day competition
The following students qualified for History Day Regionals 2016: Those who won the school competition for individual exhibits are Jillian Brenner, Kendall Ross, Olivia Barnes, Mikaela Brady, Taylor Fairbanks, Analigia Batres-Pearson, Isaac Vu, Margaret Mosbeck- Morrison, Bill Lancman and Ida Smith.
Group exhibit winners are Gelila Woldemariam and Nantale Bagurusi, Livia Havens and Caroline Gauthier, Leandra Dahlke and Elena Purcell, Lucy Hebble and Claire Fortier, Peter Wenger and Alex Miller, Sunni Berg and Eloise Rein, Arianna Kendall and Emma Luchsinger, Gavin Dobson and Aiden Batchelor, and Dylan Aarness and Joseph Hoang.
Individual documentary winners were Mira Seeba, Janey Post, Amira Boler, Madison DeGaetano, Robel Hayelom and Isabella Shapland. Group documentary winners are Lily Barnes and Amelia Schucker, Lily Klett and Amelia Christ, Justine Wulff and Mary Holm, Anais Sax and Ong Vang, Tana Ososki and Emma Parker, and Mabur Bility & Eryka Edmond.
Individual performance winners are Amelia Moseman, Nora Thomey and Maddie Neal.
Group performance winners are Fiona Blank and Anna Gaudio; Bridget Lee, Claire Driscoll and Fiona Jaurez-Sweeney; Ruby Kosiak and Emilie Hanson; Lila Seeba, Emilie Pagel and Dina Thoresen; and Tess Turnure and Audrey Digirolamo. Individual website winners are Wyatt Hanson, Bailey Huepenbecker, Sam Skinner, Latrese Johnson, Soren Sackreiter, Sam Holm and Chittra Xiong.
Group website winners are Sami Banat and Olivia Ahrens, Isa Andres and Stella LaCroix-Dalluhn, James Carlson and Sophie Kelly-Waldon, Kiersten Howatt and Lily Gordon, Dobry Kruszka and Kaelyb Sears, and Lay Kler Say and Sebastian Zarkower. Those who won for papers are Audrey Power-Theisen, Aidan Reynolds, Ian Brudnak-Voss and Ethan Mills.