RAVENNA Research takes prize at ICS Fair

Donna Alexander Published:

A study of Laterality in Humans earned Best in Show honors for eighth-grader Teryn Busch at the 2003 Science Fair at Immaculate Conception School in Ravenna. Teryn tested groups of relatives to see if the tendency to favor one side of the body over another ran in families. Judges at the competition praised the amount of research and use of scientific methodology in awarding Teryn the top prize. All students from kindergarten through middle school participated in the fair. Grades kindergarten through fourth prepared class projects under the guidance of their teachers. The young scientists in grades five through eight worked on individual investigations supervised by middle school science teacher Monica Thornton. The older students projects were judged by a panel of professional scientists, who selected winners in six different categories. Winners included the following: Human Body first, Teryn Busch, second, Alex Woolf, third, Nicole Plumb; Plants first, Kristen Millea, second, Cortez Oliver, and third, Greg Vazquez; Weather Topics first, Miranda Stankavich, second, Matt Gilly, and third, Scott Lewis; Chemistry Topics first, Kyle Niland, second, Kevin Novak, and third, Alexa Drnjevich; Earth Science first, Mischa Tirpak, second, Josh Welch, and third, Max Labonte; and Other Sciences first, Philip Buchanan, second, Patrick Cochran, and third, Allison Kluge. First place winners at the 2003 Science Fair at Immaculate Conception School in Ravenna were judged as having the best presentations, scientific methodology, and research. From left, are Kristen Millea (Plants), Kyle Niland (Chemistry), Mischa Tirpak (Earth Science), Miranda Stankavich (Weather), Teryn Busch (Human Body and Best in Show), Philip Buchanan (Other Sciences), and middle school science teacher Monica Thornton.

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