If you were a baseball player researching equipment that would give you the competitive edge, which bat would you select: composite or non-composite?
SHS student Erika Mueller, a dedicated high school ball player, wanted to know.
Her research earned her two prizes at the recent 2007 Science Fair, held March 3 at Steilacoom High School.
Mueller’s research earned her top prize in the Physics and Grand Champion for an event that featured displays from 156 sophomores and juniors.
Winners in each category included Mueller (physics), Ryan Zboralski (chemistry), Austin Jensen (biology) and Kelsi Breen (behavioral/social/health). Winning exhibits showcased water quality, crime scene investigation and over-crowding in fish tanks. Zboralski plans to take part in the annual South Sound Science Fair at Pacific Lutheran University later this month.
Those four students received the judges’ nod for Best in Category at the school’s annual science.
“We had a great bunch of projects this year and look forward to receiving another great batch next year,” said SHS science teacher Ann Eslinger.
“Thanks to community volunteers who served as judges,” she added.
Judges included Colette Lease, Margaret Barrett, George Phillips, Joyce Eslinger, Mick Crosby, Tino Maccarrone, Carole Lightell, Nancy Covert, Jim McGuire, Sam Scott, Doug Jensen, Dave Langford, Scott Schenck, Tom Van Alstyne, Lori Zboralski and Carol Benek.