Ten students from the Seeds of Faith Christian Academy of Indiana have been selected to compete at the ACSI Science Fair in Erie on March 22.
ACSI provides the science fair so that students can research, observe, analyze and draw conclusions in an area of science that is of interest to them, as well as consolidate truth gained from Bible study and from observations by men.
The school held its first science fair on Feb. 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. Thirty-three students in all participated. All friends and family were welcome to view and vote for who they felt best represented the academy based on the display boards and oral presentations given by the student participants.
Erica Parks, their science teacher, gave the students more than four months to research and conduct their experiments or surveys. Though the assignment was mandatory for all in grades seven through 10, students could decide whether or not they wanted to work independently or in the maximum of a group of three.
Each project had to include a logbook, written report and display board with a biblical perspective.
All students in K-12 were able to hold a student vote that resulted in first-, second- and third-place ribbons. However, that did not guarantee advancement on to Erie.
The parents and staff selected two groups from each grade who were to advance on to Erie.
Veronica Mears, 10th-grader, was named Grand Champion out of all participating groups. Her project was a survey of “How does the brain of people who are lying and those who are telling the truth differ?”
Along with Mears, the following students were selected to compete in Erie: 10th-graders Gabrielle Reese, Leah Schrack and Jacob McMunn; ninth-graders Karl Wolfe and Rachel Ellis; eighth-graders Arie Van Wieren and Elizabeth Buchanan; and seventh-graders Paige Smith and Kaitlyn Smith.
Seeds of Faith encourages its students to expand their educational, social and artistic skills through the vast selections of categories in the ACSI program.