SJA Science Fair students shine

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, January 13, 2016

LAPLACE — St. Joan of Arc Catholic School recently held its annual Science Fair.

Sixth grade students followed the scientific method to develop their projects. They had to choose a problem they wanted to solve or a topic they wanted to explore.

They had to research the topic and form a hypothesis, and they tested their hypotheses by performing experiments.

The results from the experiments were analyzed, and conclusions were presented.

Projects from various categories were judged.

All first and second place winners advance to the Regional Science Fair at Nicholls State University.

Rylee Schexnayder took home first place in Life Science for “Feast for the Yeast.”

Gabrielle Treas earned a second place for “Can Thieves Oil Kill Bacteria?”

Hailey Boeckl earned third place and Lauren Weber and Chardae Victorian each secured honorable mentions.

Those who placed in Physical Science included Elizabeth Prince’s first place showing for “Gel vs. Regular Nail Polish” and Carter Chauvin’s second place showing for “Specific Heat.”

Aliyah Narcisse earned a third place, while Zack Vicknair and Ethan Seymour were honorable mentions

In Health and Behavioral Science, the students that placed included Giancarlo Lara in first place for “Bicycle vs. Y-Fliker” and Bryce Bertucci and Ryan Laiche in second place for “Color Blindness.”

Connor McCrossen took home a third place recognition, while Lauren Oncale earned an honorable mention.