LSMSA’s Department of Science hosts annual science fair

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More than 160 students at LSMSA participated in the annual science fair sponsored by the Department of Science and held on Wednesday, Nov. 29, in the school gym.

Awards were presented in physics, chemistry, biology, ecology and microbiology.

The science fair introduces students to the process and fun of science research and allows them to participate in a science competition.

First place in physics went to Jordan Byrd, a junior from Denham Springs, for his project “Ping Pong Physics.” Second place went to Shemya Mozeke, a senior from Homer. Her project was “Measuring Sugar Using Snell’s Law.” Third place went to Chelsea Franklin, a senior from Crowley, and Nautica Jones, a senior from St. Martinville. Their project was “Resonant Frequencies.”

Sam Konur, a sophomore from Thibodaux, won first place in chemistry. His project was “Magnesium vs. Acid.” Second place went to Jojo Deep, a junior from Natchitoches, and Jansen Jones, a junior from Natchitoches. Their project was “Capillary Action.” Third place went to Abigail Fischer, a junior from Livingston, and Victoria Sosa, a junior from Lake Charles. Their project was “Glow Stick.”

Winners in introductory biology were Kathryn Lee, a sophomore from Natchitoches, Pasha Parley, a sophomore from Campti, Brielle Bays, a sophomore from Coushatta, and Kaitlyn Thompson, a sophomore from Montz. Their project was “Using Caloimetry to Compare Energy Content.” Second place went to Allison Allsop, a sophomore from Montz, Linley Kennedy, a sophomore from New Orleans, and Katriane Creel, a sophomore from Shreveport. Their project was “Best by Fire.” Albatool Algawi, a sophomore from Breaux Bridge, placed third. Her project was “Veggie Straws versus Baked Lays.”

Emma Simpson, a senior from Shreveport, placed first in ecology. Her project was “Impact of Sediment Composition.”

Grayce Mores, a senior from Harvey, and Sofia Rivera, a senior from Covington, placed first in microbiology. Their project was “Ethanol’s Antimicrobial Properties.”

Each of the winners is now eligible to compete in the regional science fair to be held in the spring.