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Science Fair at T. J. Connor

Thirty K- 5 students participated in the Fourth Annual T. J. Connor Science Fair held on Saturday, March 2. Elementary students used the Scientific Method to present their ideas to the judges. The Scientific Method consists of: 1. Question, 2. Hypothesis, 3. Materials, 4. Procedure, 5. Observation, and 6. Conclusion. The students had to also cite their sources.

Microbiologist Cindy Dawson served as a judge together with University of Rochester STEM Initiative students Adam Luk, Nandini Samanta, Christina Liu, and Jacob Schmidt. The Science Fair is organized and hosted by the Wheatland-Chili PTA. Thank you to parents Lisa Bates, Lisa Hitchings, and Shanna Fraser for their leadership, and parent Jamie Lange for decorating and creating the gift bags. A big thank you to the Wheatland-Chili Federation of Teachers (WCFT) volunteers, the WC Sports Boosters volunteers, and Principal/Chef Dan Murray for the delicious breakfast.

The following students placed at the Science Fair: Kindergarten: Michael O’Donnell; First grade: Collin Humphrey, first place and Max Fraser, second place; Second grade: Taylor Lewis, first place; Deshaun Green, second place; and Olivia Bates, third place; Third grade: Ginevra McClive, first place; Sawyer Galajda, second place; and Ryan Baird, third place; Fifth grade: Cora Baird, first place; Camden Eichele, second place; and Abby Lange, third place. Kindergarten – Second grade groups: Annaliese and Nickolas Schoenthal, first place; and Ronan Pizarro and Mason Reeves, second place; Third grade to Fifth grade groups: tied for first place Payton and Madison Pope, and Megan Fraser and Ava Pizarro.