Stanton Students Excel at Hudson STEM Project Fair
Projects by 25 Kent students garner awards, promotions to district and regional events.
Numerous Stanton Middle School students received placement awards and/or had their projects promoted to district and regional science fairs during the recent Hudson STEM Project Fair at Kent State University.
Chip Hawks, gifted intervention specialist at Stanton, said 54 students in the school’s Gifted and Talented Program participated in the fair with either individual and team projects. It was the first time Stanton has been represented at the annual event.
Hawks said the fair drew participation from more than 400 Ohio middle and high school students who showcased over 250 projects at the fair, held Feb. 11 at the Kent Student Center Ballroom.
The projects of numerous Stanton students will be advancing to the following district and regional events:
- The 63rd Annual Western Reserve District 5 Science Day, which will be hosted by The University of Akron's Department of Polymer Science on March 17. It is one of the 15 district science fairs held in Ohio each spring under the Ohio Junior Academy of Science.
- The 2012 edition of the Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair (NEOSEF), which will be held March 12-15 at Cleveland State University.
The following Stanton students won Hudson STEM Project Fair “placement awards” in the middle school category:
- 1st Place Physics – Steve Mileski and Carter Hale, grade seven.
- 2nd Place Physics – Isaac Stokes, grade six. His project also was promoted to both the District 5 science day and the NEOSEF.
- 1st place Mathematics and special “Best of Show” award – Sam Pease, eighth grade. His project also was promoted to both the District 5 science day and the NEOSEF.
- 1st Place Engineering and special “Most Original Idea” award – Harrison Fisher, Edward Matyja and Sonny Kim. Their project also was promoted to the District 5 science day.
- 2nd Place Engineering – Matt Youngblood, eighth grade. His project also was promoted to both the District 5 science day and the NEOSEF.
- 3rd Place Engineering – Katie Quinn and Collin Barack, eighth grade. Their also was promoted to the District 5 science day.
The following Stanton students had their projects promoted to the District 5 science day:
- Brianna Leclerc (project also promoted to NEOSEF)
- Cordelia Wheatley
- Anna Larison, Meredith Hartsook and Savanna Wills
- Barbara Hickin, Anna Susel and Kayla Fischer
- Julia Mattingly and Kylee Thompson
- Dasha Nesterenko (project also promoted to NEOSEF)
- James Martin, Emma Holm and Coulter Pfeiffer
- Payne Hartman, Nathan Jones and Sam Smith
The Hudson STEM Project Fair was sponsored by Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences and organized by the Hudson STEM Alliance and the Six District Educational Compact.