All Saints’ students win trophies at SCISA State Science Fair
All Saints’ Episcopal Day School students won four individual trophies and one group trophy in both the elementary and middle school divisions at the South Carolina Independent School Association State Science Fair on April 20. The students representing All Saints’ included sixth graders Sam McKay, Pinckney Riddle, Reagan Rowsey, Jake Warren, and, Cate Urquhart; and fifth graders Robert Dalrymple, Addie Lynch, and Stasia Nikolakakos. Warren won first place for his project “Turn It Off” in the behavioral science category of the junior division. Dalrymple won first place with his “Egg-citing Tooth Decay!” project in the general science category of the elementary division. McKay won second place for his project “Battery Business” in the general science category of the junior division. Urquhart and Riddle won second place for their team project “Soap vs. Sanitizer” in the junior team division. Nikolakakos won third place for her “1,2,3 Drink” project in the biological science category of the elementary division. “All Saints’ students continuously exemplify academic excellence!” said Head of School Evan Powell. “Our goal is for students to build a strong foundation for lifelong learning and to be successful beyond our school walls. We are so proud of these students for their efforts and achievements.” The SCISA State Science Fair was sponsored by Nephron Pharmaceuticals. Approximately 75 projects were judged at the SCISA state science fair. Students were required to choose topics and categories for their individual or group project, do extensive research, and conduct experiments using the scientific process. They were required to prepare research papers, document all work, and create graphs and other cumulative data and photographs to create their presentation boards. Judging criteria included technical correctness, aesthetic quality, theory, feasibility, effort, and scientific methods. “These students and their teachers have worked hard and shown a lot of resilience in this unique year of learning. They have not missed a beat, and we continue to be impressed by their grit and determination,” said Associate Head of School Ashley Stokes.