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A-T Elementary students shine at science fair projects
May 19, 2011 | 576 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Winners of the Austwell-Tivoli Elementary School science fair include Robert McWherter, first place; the team of Kate Arnim and Shelbie Neubert , second; and team members Patrick Franklin and Mikey Misener, third.
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The Austwell-Tivoli fifth grade class put on their scientific thinking caps last week. The 18 students teamed up into 12 teams and created projects based on a scientific hypothesis.

“It was great to see the kids totally involved in their projects,” said Stephen Maldonado, principal.

Robert McWherter went solo with his salinity project to win first place.

Second place went to the team of Kate Arnim and Shelbie Neubert who tested the lasting power of two popular flashlight batteries.

Experimenting with electrical conductors brought third place to team members Patrick Franklin and Mikey Misener.

The students got other teachers involved as well as the school secretary and principal.

“They had so much fun getting their photos taken for the projects,” said Gloria Saenz, school secretary.

Judges were the superintendent, Dr. Antonio Aguirre, high school science teacher, Pam Wagner, and high school principal, Travis McClellan.

“Their projects were well done,” McClellan said. “ I can’t believe these are fifth grade projects.”

The superintendent and Mrs. Wagner agreed.

“The class made this year’s classroom science fair a real challenge, but the students were so cooperative,” said Danna Brandt, veteran scienc teacher. “Their projects were exceptionally good which will prepare them for future formal competition.”
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