Six Receive Superior Rating at County Science Fair

Of the nine Chaminade Julienne students who participated in the Montgomery County Science Day on Saturday, March 5, six were awarded a rating of Superior and will have an opportunity to compete at the district level.

Students invited to move on to the West District Science Day include: Kaitlin Blanchard, ’14; Samantha Cudney, ’14; Annemarie Krug, ’13; Kathryn Marshall, ’13; Luke Schumann, ’14; and Erin Warfield, ’12. The competition will be held on the campus of Central State University on Saturday, March 19.

“Our nine participating students’ projects represented the alphabetical spectrum of project categories including Behavioral Sciences, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Health and Medicine,” said Meg Draeger, coordinator of CJ’s STEMM (science, technology, engineering, math and medicine) program. Approximately 400 students in grades seven through 12 represented more than 20 area schools at the 2011 county science fair.

“All of our students performed well this year and I think many are on their way to having a bright, successful future in a STEMM-related college program or career field.”

In addition to earning the competition’s top rating, two CJ underclassmen were honored with special awards after receiving a perfect score of 40. Krug was recognized by the American Psychological Association for her project titled Visual Perception of People with Autistic Characteristics, and Schumann was given the Medicine and Health category’s Air Force Award for his project titled Glaucoma Drainage Tubes: Manipulation of Flow Using Valve-like Techniques.

Five of the six CJ students who competed in the West District Science Day on Saturday, March 19 earned a score of Superior and are eligible to enter in the State Science Day held at Ohio State University on Saturday, May 7. Sophomore Annemarie Krug received two special awards from the Southern Ohio Human Factors & Ergonomics Society and from WPAFB AFRL. Congrats and good luck to Kaitlin, Annemarie, Kathryn, Luke, and Erin!