Five LSMSA students compete in virtual state science fair

LSMSA had five students, with three projects, compete in the state science fair. Due to COVID-19, the competition was conducted in a virtual capacity this year.

Joshua Henry (’21), pictured left, and Travis Elmore (’22), both of Slidell, placed third in the senior division in Biochemistry with their project titled “Absorbance and Denaturation.”

Other LSMSA students to compete at the state level were all Natchitoches residents. They were Gloria Church (’21), Tum-Tum Adeleye (’22), and Maggie Wheat (’21).

As a result of the virtual setting, the competition could not include the 1:1 interviews as previously planned – a major component of the competition and one in which LSMSA students do very well.

“Not having the 1:1 interviews with judges really through a kink into things,” said Dr. Michele Stover, Chemistry Instructor at LSMSA.

Originally planned to be hosted in Baton Rouge at LSU, all participants will be mailed a certificate of participation and t-shirt after LSU reopens. Winners will also receive their awards by mail.