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SCIENCE FAIR RESULTS
Well Done at the Syringa 1st Annual Science Fair!
"Congratulations to all of the winners of the Syringa 1st Annual Science Fair. In the words of famous oceanographer Jean Jacques Cousteau, we should not teach children the sciences but give them a taste for them."
Syringa Middle School is pleased to announce the winners of the 1st Annual Syringa Science Fair.
We also want to thank Boise State University (Dr. Kevin Feris and his research assistant Maxine Passero) for supporting this project with time and donated materials as well as the CHS Science Club for providing judges.
Best In Show
Top Prize: Aria Strasser
Runners Up: MeiLi O'Bannon, Kelsey Ferro, Rebecca Barnet, Justin Bowling
Advanced 8th Grade
1st - Rebecca Barnet
2nd- Kelsey Ferro
3rd- Conner Shields
Advanced 7th Grade
1st - Aria Strasser
2nd - MeiLi O'Bannon
3rd - Matt Marostica
1st - Natalia Castro & Chessa Foreman
2nd - Vanessa Herrera & Nereida Alonzo
3rd - Kiera Wrigley & Sidney Schatz
1st - Team Green Porcupines: Luis Rodriguez, Jesus Nunez, Gisel Barcenas
2nd - Team Algae: David Mendoza, Madison Miller-Puga, Emely Tello, Lisbeth Garnica
3rd - Team Algae Partners: Alicia Miramontes, Karina Callvio, Jose Romero, Jannah Jabbar
Team Metric Pancakes: Anthony Mercado, Bella Ramirez, Jesus Mejia
Team Mini Einsteins: Janet Santoyo, Daisy Rios, Jarek Pokorney
Team Little Einsteins: Javier Rodriguez, Omar Medrano, Cristina Benites, Cristian Sanchez
Syringa sends first students to National History Day Competition!
National History Day Idaho SW Regionals were held Saturday, March 14, 2014, at the Idaho Arts Charter School in Nampa. For the first time ever, Syringa Middle School sent a small delegation to compete in the events of exhibits, documentaries and websites. Exhibit presenters were Star Campos Garcia, Leah Torres, Belen Huerta Gallegos, Annabelle Garcia, Yamileth Escobedo, Justin Bowling, Oscar Michua, and Jon Maxton. Star and Leah walked away with a third place finish for their entry – The Beatles: Leadership and Legacy. Katie Webster and Kelsey Ferro also received a third place ribbon in the documentary event for Eleanor Roosevelt. Social Studies teacher Kathleen Gómez and SMS paraprofessional Arlene Hollingsworth were judges during the day-long activity. Mrs. Gómez said, “It was a learning experience for all of us and we look forward to putting our new knowledge to work to make this an annual event!” Thank you to Mr. Gus Loayza and Mr. Mitch Dames for encouraging their 8th graders to get involved and to the Advanced 7th graders of Mrs. Kathleen Gómez “for letting me try something new and different!”
Boise State University Professor Visits Syringa!Photograph by: Carrie Quinney, Boise State University
Syringa Middle School 7th graders had the pleasure of a guest speaker from the Boise State University science department on Thursday March 5th.
Dr. Kevin Feris is a professor at Boise State University who studies microbiology (small life). He specializes in the study of algae and how they can be used to make biofuels to replace fossil fuels as an energy source. Dr. Feris asked Syringa's science students to help him do some experiments about algae to help him collect data to use in his research.
Seventh graders will be taking on his challenge on March 17th when they start their spring science fair projects. They will be looking at what factors affect the growth of algae. Working in teams, they will use recycled water bottles as bioreactors to grow their algae populations and then they will spend the month of April counting their algae under a microscope and preparing their data for presentation.
The Syringa Science Fair will be held on Friday, May 1st from 3-5 pm to show off their projects. The winners of the Syringa Science Fair will compete at Lone Star Middle School in Nampa on May 8 at the Treasure Valley regional science fair. Stay tuned for more details!