Honors science students prepare for the upcoming Science Fair to be held in March.
By Ian Adler
As the fall season rolls in and spring draws closer, there is one thing on the mind of Red Lion’s honors science students--the Science Fair.
The fair itself is to be held March 10-11 at the Penn State York campus. The students must complete their projects well before this deadline.
For those who do not know, the science fair is an annual showcasing of science experiments created, conducted and presented by students. Schools from all over York county send their most intelligent and creative students to represent their schools well.
“I’m pretty confident we can get some first places and we have some chances to earn other prizes,” said science teacher Mrs. Valerie Stone. Along with overall place prizes, there are awards for projects in categories like engineering and meteorology or for projects that exhibit things like best statistics.
Freshman Dante Zumbo has recently settled on investigating the chemicals involved in cellular death, according to his science teacher Ms. Heather Fogell.
“When cells are stressed to the point when they realize they can’t survive, they emit chemicals that will trigger their own death,” said Fogell.
Freshman Larissa Herbert is conducting a solo project that is also unique. She plans to “take three different chickens and put them in three different environments to see how the quality of the egg is affected.”
In addition to Fogell and Stone, Mr. Blanteno, Mr. Granger, and Mr. Smith are all helping to prepare students for the upcoming fair.
With a wide range of student interests, Red Lion will have a diverse arsenal of projects to send to the fair.
From the massive amount of work that students will put in to perfect their project, Mrs. Stone has a lot of faith in her students at Red Lion.
“At Red Lion, we know what it takes to get a first place,” said Stone. “It takes a lot of work.”