On Friday, January 20, St. Michael Catholic School (SMCS) had an impressive showing at the Junior Archdiocesan Science Fair held on the campus of St. Thomas More Parish School in southwest Houston.
The science fair had 19 participating schools, showcasing 136 student projects in the running for top honors.
SMCS eighth grade student, Jordan Ray took first place in the 8th Grade Life Science category with her project Hot Do Mummy. Andy Martinez, also in eighth grade, was awarded first place in the 8th Grade Earth Science division with his project Can Solar Powered Desalination be Improved to Produce Greater Volumes of Fresh Water? Rounding out the trio of SMCS winners, seventh grader Alejandro Velasco won second place for Microbial Fuel Cell Verses A Battery in the 7th Grade Life Science division.
“Mrs. Melendez, the other middle school science teacher, and I are very proud of all of the nine students that participated from St. Michael Catholic School, and especially proud of the three students that placed. They all worked very hard to get this well-deserved recognition. Andy and Alejandro’s projects highlighted relevant environmental issues we face today, which always impresses the judges. Additionally, Jordan's project covered in a very unique way, the concept of mummification. Again, we could not be happier in our school's performance at this year's Junior Archdiocesan Science Fair. We’re looking forward to next year,” stated Middle School Science teacher Sarah Cannata.
Established in 1954, St. Michael Catholic School offers an education with focus on the doctrine and traditions celebrated by the Catholic faith. SMCS strives to educate the whole person, promoting growth and development of mind, body, and spirit, while cultivating the values of faith, conscience, scholarship, and service to students in PK3 through eighth grade.