More than 55 seventh and eighth grade students participated in C.E. McCall Middle School's 14th annual science fair in February.
The goal of the event was to emphasize science inquiry and investigative techniques, while encouraging parent and community involvement and fun.
Students could select a project in one of three categories: Investigations, which use the scientific method to solve problems; models, which involve the exhibition of a scientific principle or creation with moving parts; or display, which students research a topic and demonstrate their knowledge of it.
Shown above is Jakob Schmalhofer, first place winner in the display category, with his project, “How Does 19p13.3 Duplication Affect My Brother, Oskar?”
Secondary education students from Lock Haven University and their coordinator, Dr. Mike Cullin judged the student projects.
Winners received awards including savings bonds provided by the McCall Parent-Teacher Organization. Trophies and additional prizes were sponsored by the middle school.
The science fair winners in the display category were Jakob Schmalhofer, first place; Kailey Beltz, second place; and Maranda Garwood, third place.
The model Category winners were Hannah Anderson, first place; Rachel Cartright, second place; and April Parsons, third place.
Winners in the investigation category were Joel Rehn, first place; Tatyana Kraft, second place; and Wyatt Lutz, third place.