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Christ Episcopal student wins Region 8 Science Fair

Thursday, February 2, 2017
by: Tonya Lowentritt

Science Fair senior winners1)SCIENCE FAIR SENIOR WINNERS ANNOUNCED - High school winners were recognized at the 2017 Region 8 Science Fair held at Southeastern Louisiana University. Front row, from left, are: Jeffery Tepper, Matthew Lyon and Joshua Devier of St. Paul’s School, Rebecca Bell and Emmett McComiskey of Christ Episcopal School, Michelle Hasenkampf of Pope John Paul II High School, and Entergy Northshore Customer Service Representative Eunice Harris. Entergy was one of the sponsors of the science fair. Back, from left, are Shane Strander, Paul Stolin and Kristian McHugh of St. Paul’s School, Cove Geary of Christ Episcopal High School, Beau Franklin of St. Paul’s School, and Christian Hasenkampf of Pope John Paul II High School. 

Science Fair junior winners2) SCIENCE FAIR JUNIOR WINNERS ANNOUNCED - Junior winners were recognized at the 2017 Region 8 Science Fair held at Southeastern Louisiana University. Front row, from left, are: Nuwan Wijesekera of Boyet Junior High School, Reilly Fastring of Little Oak Middle School, Joshua Devier of St. Paul’s School, and Isabele Airey of Little Oak Middle School. Back row, from left, are Emma Sonnier and Aarushi Gupta of Mandeville Jr. High, Ananyn Kaushal of Fontainebleau Jr. High, Vani Pandian of Mandeville Jr. High, Nicole Maraia of Pope John Paul II High School, and Entergy Northshore Customer Service Representative Eunice Harris. Entergy was one of the sponsors of the science fair.


     HAMMOND – Cove Geary of Christ Episcopal School in Covington was the overall winner of the 2017 Region 8 Science Fair at Southeastern Louisiana University January 27. His winning project, “Radioactive Numbers: How Does the Random Number Generator Affect the Randomness of Numbers?” received first place honors in the senior division computer science category.
     Nicole Maraia, a Pope John Paul II High School student, was the overall winner of the junior division. Her project, “How Do Fears Change with Age?” placed first in the behavioral and social science category.
     All first and second place regional winners will advance to the state science fair later this spring at Louisiana State University.
     This year’s Region 8 Science Fair was sponsored by Cleco Power, Entergy, and the Kinder Morgan Foundation. Each sponsors the fair as a way of supporting educational activities for children.
     Additional Science Fair winners, listed by division and school, were:

SENIOR DIVISION (Grades 9-12)

CHRIST EPISCOPAL SCHOOL – Cove Geary, first, computer science; Rebecca Bell and Emmett McComiskey, first, physics and astronomy; Alexandra Coughlin, second, chemistry; Rachel Leith, third, physics and astronomy; Eleanor Stelz-Sullivan, honorable mention, physics and astronomy; and Luci Eberly, honorable mention, plant sciences.

FONTAINEBLEAU HIGH SCHOOL – Sarvagnay Kaushal, third, cellular and molecular biology.

POPE JOHN PAUL II HIGH SCHOOL– Michelle Hasenkampf and Christian Hasenkampf, first, microbiology; Joseph Ezell and Amber Lupo , third, behavioral and social science; Peyton Smith and Christopher Brown, Jr., honorable mention, biomedical and health science; Eddie Landry and Patrick Carroll, honorable mention, chemistry; James Stevenson and Brenon Gibson, honorable mention, Earth and environmental sciences; and Chris Arroyo, honorable mention, energy.

ST. PAUL’S SCHOOL – Paul Stolin, first, biochemistry; Joshua Devier, first, cellular and molecular biology; Shane Strauder and Jeffrey Tepper, first, chemistry; Matthew Lyon and Kristian McHugh, first, Earth and environmental sciences; Cole Chitwood and Beau Franklin, first, energy; Alexander Nguyen, second, computer science; Andrew Norlin, second, microbiology; Luke Vargas and Daniel Nunez, third, plant sciences.

SOUTHEASTERN MATH SCIENCE UPWARD BOUND –Makayla Dantzler, third, chemistry.

JUNIOR DIVISION

BOYET JUNIOR HIGH – Nuwan Wijesekera, first, animal science; Joshua Hou, first, computer science; and Emory Guinn, second, biomedical and health sciences.

CHRIST EPISCOPAL SCHOOL –Sarah Kate Valliant, first, chemistry; and Camden Cantrelle, third, physics and astronomy.

COURTNEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL– Kendall May, second, behavioral and social science; Jasmine Barlow, second, computer science; and Emerson Huguet, honorable mention, microbiology.

CREEKSIDE JUNIOR HIGH ¬– Garrett Tucker, second, physics and astronomy; Gabriel Overby, second, plant sciences; Leila Pichon, third, animal science; Aaron Simon, honorable mention, behavioral and social science; and Caidence Jennings, honorable mention, chemistry.

FIFTH WARD JUNIOR HIGH – Katelyn Nettles, second, animal science; Jacob Stillwell, honorable mention, animal science; Cade Brewer, honorable mention, engineering mechanics; and Cori Beard and Skyleigh Dufrene, honorable mention, plant science.

FONTAINBLEAU JUNIOR HIGH – Ananya Kaushal, first, microbiology.

HOMESCHOOL– John Martin Walton, third, energy.

LITTLE OAK MIDDLE SCHOOL – Isabele Airey, first, biomedical and health sciences; and Reilly Fastring, first, physics and astronomy.

MANDEVILLE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL – Aarushi Gupta, first, plant sciences; Vani Pandian, first, Earth and environmental science; Emma Sonnier, first, engineering mechanics; Rex Kilpatrick, second, Earth and environmental science; Katherine Colgan, third, engineering mechanics; Amber Latino, third, behavioral and social science; and Ainsley Cook, honorable mention, Earth and environmental science.    

NORTHLAKE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL – Kailyn Tyner, honorable mention, biochemistry; and Brian Tarantino, honorable mention, energy.   

OUR LADY OF LOURDES CATHOLIC SCHOOL – Taylor Sowerwine, third, biomedical and health sciences; Jack Millett, third, chemistry; and Brandon Burow, honorable mention, cellular and molecular biology.

POPE JOHN PAUL II HIGH SCHOOL– Nicole Maraia, first, behavioral and social science.

ROSELAND MONTESSORI SCHOOL –  Kade Conrad, second, engineering mechanics; and Emilia Lombardo, third, microbiology.   

ST. MARGARET MARY – Grayson Lessard, second, chemistry; Nadia Anticich and Hailey Ziegel, third, Earth and environmental sciences; Caleb Keister, third, biochemistry; Kathryn Mayeaux, honorable mention, biomedical and health sciences; and Alex and Dylan Nguyen, honorable mention, computer science.    

ST. PETER CATHOLIC SCHOOL – Carter Johnson, third, mathematical sciences; and Kelsey Bordenave, honorable mention, mircobiology.   

TRAFTON ACADEMY – Conley Hopkins, third, computer science.




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