Budding Scientist

There is a budding dynasty at the LEC Science Fair.

Sixth-grader Madaline Fadale, the 2013 champion, defended her title with a follow-up victory last Friday.

“Over 35 projects were judged and prize ribbons were given out for each grade,” Principal Misty Weber said. “The Grand Champion was picked from the first-place winners of each grade level.”

Fadale’s project “Can Crickets Tell the Temperature?” was judged best among the sixth-grade entries.

In the battle of the first-place finishers, Fadale was again judged the best.

The fair includes students in grades one through seven, so Fadale has a shot at a three-peat.

“The students did a wonderful job on their projects and their displays were very nice and educational,” Weber said.

The winners are as follows:

First grade: Team Snowy Owl – Ella Getner and Grace Carr, first place; Seth Jensen, second place; Bergen Nelson, third place; and Rylee Arlington, honorable mention.

Second grade: Christopher Joblon, first place; Team JFK – Kaden Kelly-Pojar and Jeremiah Satcho, second place; and Liam Smaroff, third place.

Third grade: Judd Demers, first place; Joseph Miller, second place; Lukas Martin, third place; and Jack Darling, honorable mention.

Fourth grade: Graham Carr, first place; Logan Johnson, second place; and Erin Hagadorn, third place.

Fifth grade: Matthew Cathcart, first place; Megan McGuinness, second place; Wyatt Tucker, third place; and Gareth Smith, honorable mention.

Sixth grade: Madaline Fadale, first place; Paul Thomas, second place; Alex Durante, third place; and Rose Wells, honorable mention.

Seventh grade: Stephen Ashbaugh, first place; Trenten Dippold, second place; Sydni Miller, third place; and Taylor Haight, honorable mention.