Saint Lucy sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students, dressed in their Sunday best, filled the school gymnasium on April 26 equipped with science presentation boards and demonstrations, ranging from testing egg strength to measuring the impacts of sound on plant growth to exploring the concept of dry ice as rocket fuel. They had spent several weeks working hard to develop their science fair projects and hypotheses, and were prepared to answer any questions from parents, teachers, and friends of families who packed the Saint Lucy School gymnasium.
Earlier in the day, Saint Lucy School invited nine science and engineering professionals to act as a panel of experts, interviewing each Junior High Student about their project, discussing their hypotheses, and commenting on their findings. The students were nervous before meeting the panel of professionals, but gained valuable experience while making their presentations and fielding questions.
The day was complete as our student art pieces from grades 5-8, plus Junior High Art Elective program sculptures, were on display throughout the gymnasium alongside the science fair projects. The artwork included clay creations, sculptures, paintings, and 3D art pieces. Families marveled at the creativity and individualism expressed by our young artists. This combination of arts and sciences was so successful that all agreed that this will become an annual Saint Lucy School tradition.