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St. Mary Chardon- Small But Mighty!  Five Students Qualify for State Science Fair

St. Mary School Chardon has gone up against some big competition and come out with huge results for the school!  Recently eight students earned a Superior rating and a spot to compete at the district Science Fair level, where then 5 students were chosen to move on to the State Science Fair level this May at The Ohio State University.  This is more double the amount that qualified from the school last year.   These students competed at  Akron University in March against 400 other students from District 5, which includes all of Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, Summit, and Portage Counties.

Ellie Faber took 1st place in her category, Biochemistry, with the project, “UV Fright” and Eighth grader, Danny Duffy will advance with his project entitled, “ Heating Up” which looks at what heat is left on your body after making contact with cell phones or tablets.  “I used an infrared camera to measure the results”, he said.  Catchy titles and interesting research topics helped many students advance on. .  Faith Tomsick investigated the cleanliness of dine-in restaurant’s forks in her project, “Restaurant Dining: Dirty Truth”.  Faith said, “I enjoyed presenting my project to the group of people”. Also advancing are Mary McCauley, Faye Hoey, and Faith Tomsick. Ask any of the students involved and they will tell you it’s hard work, but so much fun.  Each new accomplishment gets them excited to keep moving forward!

Junior High science teacher, Amber Yeager has already helped St. Mary School earn the distinction of Thomas Edison STEM Award winning school for the second year in a row, and now staff is working toward becoming a STEM designated school by the State of Ohio this year. St. Mary School is looking forward to more awards in the next round and congratulates all the students who participated.

St. Mary Chardon Junior High Prepares for The Lion King Musical

St. Mary Chardon Junior High students are working hard to prepare for their annual Spring musical event which will take place next month.  This year’s musical will be The Lion King Jr. and take place at The Geauga Lyric Theater on May 4th for both a 1:30 p,m. and a 7:00 p.m. show.  The Junior High students have been working across the subject areas to prepare for the show including translating some of the lyrics used in the musical’s songs and researching African designs for costumes in social studies.

Each student performs a role in helping make the show a success.  Some learn to run the lights and sound, while others work on lead roles.  This show should be a crowd pleaser for all ages!  Come out and enjoy with your family!

About St. Mary School

St. Mary’s School Chardon is a Catholic School for grades preschool through 8 where students are encouraged to develop academically in an environment of faith, with a vision for the future. For more information visit St. Mary’s School Chardon or contact Maureen Intihar via email at: [email protected]. or phone: 440-286-3590.

Pictured In Photos

  • Pictured In Top Left Photo: Junior high students Sophia Morano, Annie Solomon and Grace Rowan create costumes for the musical using African designs.
  • Pictured In Bottom Left Photo:  Ellie Faber with her project UV Fright placed 1st in the Biochemistry division.
  • Pictured In Right Photo: Molly Passow and Faye Hoey competed at the District Science Fair event held at The University of Akron.

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