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Students win science fair awards

Head of the class: MaST Com­munity Charter School fourth-grade stu­dents won awards in the George Wash­ing­ton Carv­er Sci­ence Fair at the Academy of Nat­ur­al Sci­ences of Drexel Uni­versity on Feb. 21.

Six fourth-grade stu­dents from MaST Com­munity Charter School won awards in the George Wash­ing­ton Carv­er Sci­ence Fair at the Academy of Nat­ur­al Sci­ences of Drexel Uni­versity on Feb. 21.

Caleb We­st­on was the big win­ner with first place in the Con­sumer Sci­ence cat­egory, as well as the Best in Fair award among fourth-graders. Steph­en Schmidt won first place in Earth Sci­ence, as well as the spe­cial Forest Ser­vice Award. Tessa Rader won first place in Life Sci­ence and the spe­cial Hu­mane So­ci­ety Award. Christina Thomas won second place in Life Sci­ence, while Hol­lie Wolfenden earned hon­or­able men­tion in Earth Sci­ence as well as the spe­cial Lady Tech­ie Award. Kel­sey Jardine won hon­or­able men­tion in the Life Sci­ence cat­egory.

The stu­dents sub­mit­ted their entries to Mrs. Tracy West, MaST’s ele­ment­ary tech­no­logy teach­er and Carv­er Fair spon­sor. Fourth-grade teach­ers and aides who helped stu­dents pre­pare their entries in­cluded Jenn An­drews, Krys­ten Bovell, Lauren Di­mitri and Elise Behm, along with Deb Champ, Rose Shaloka and Kathy McLaugh­lin.

Foun­ded by a group of edu­cat­ors and busi­ness lead­ers in 1979, the an­nu­al fair is co-sponsored by Temple Uni­versity, the Arch­diocese of Phil­adelphia and the School Dis­trict of Phil­adelphia. The fair en­cour­ages urb­an youth to pur­sue aca­dem­ic achieve­ment and ca­reers in sci­ence. ••

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