St. Joseph’s Academy was the top school in the 2020 Region VII Science and Engineering Fair, held February 19 in the LSU Union. By virtue of placing first or second in their category, 21 students will advance to the Louisiana State Science and Engineering Fair on March 16-18.
SJA’s Science Fair coordinator is Jacqueline Savoia. “I have a true and sincere appreciation to all of the students who participated, and I am looking forward to advancing to the state fair with those who qualified,” she said.
Sophomore Lucy Richardson had the top overall project and earned a spot, along with senior Allee Rogers, in the 2020 International Science and Engineering Fair, set for May 10-15 in Anaheim, California. Junior Olivia Hupperich was invited to participate in the 2020 GENIUS Olympiad in Rochester, New York, June 15-20.
Following are the results from the 70th annual regional science fair.
Animal Science: Sophia Guillory, 1st place; Carolyn Herman, 2nd place
Behavioral and Social Science: Lucy Richardson, 1st place; Morgan Gallegos, 3rd place
Biochemistry: Dhriti Shastri, 2nd place
Biomedical and Health Sciences: Bronley Wittman, 1st place; Emily Ordeneaux, 2nd place
Biomedical Engineering: Amelia Lambert, 1st place
Cellular and Molecular Biology: Holly Franzo, 1st place
Chemistry: Emma Lauret, 1st place; Carsyn Smith, 2nd place
Computational Biology and Bioinformatics: Elizabeth Lemann, 2nd place
Earth and Environmental Sciences: Emma Britton, 3rd place
Embedded Systems: Katie Howard, 3rd place; Ainsley Booksh, 4th place
Energy, Chemical: Brie Wilkins, 2nd place; Madison Danos, 3rd place
Energy, Physical: Jemma Wood, 1st place; Camille Cronin, 2nd place
Engineering Mechanics: Emma Allen, 1st place; Natalie Aptaker, 3rd place
Environmental Engineering: Clare Dillman, 1st place; Evelyn Carley, 2nd place
Materials Science: Emily Marionneaux, 1st place; Ava Kadi, 3rd place
Microbiology: Olivia Hupperich, 1st place; Aidan Healy, 4th place
Physics and Astronomy: Allee Rogers, 1st place; Isabelle Broussard, 3rd place
Plant Sciences: Cecile Waguespack, 1st place
Translational Medical Sciences: Claire Fourroux, 3rd place
Participating students received a number of special awards, as well.
Clare Dillman: ASM Materials and Educational Foundation Award, RICCO America Award, Science Champion Award, U.S. Stockholm Award
Emily Marionneaux: Society for In Vitro Biology Award
Lucy Richardson: American Psychological Association Award, Naval Science Academy Award, U.S. Air Force Award
Allee Rogers: NASA Earth Systems Award
Jemma Wood: American Meteorological Society Award
Mindy Brodhead Averitt
Photos courtesy of Linda Messina and Jacqueline Savoia