Longs Peak Regional Science and Engineering Fair…

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Congratulations to the students who participated in the Longs Peak Regional Science and Engineering Fair.


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Walt Clark Middle School was well-represented by:

  • Kalysa Christopher with her project called “Salt Water Surge”
  • Alexy Orr with her project called, “Oops, I forgot the Baking Soda”
  • Carson Schmidt with his project on wind turbine efficiency called, “Expense vs. Energy”
  • Joey Perko with a project about the Effects of Carbon Dioxide Sublimation on Mars
  • Kelly Clingan who found out how the use of fitbits and other biometric tracking devices impact a person’s perception of his or her own personal wellness
  • Cathy Schadegg who built a project to determine which type of tree provides the best natural wind block for agriculture and farming
  • Dylan Sellers who studied which color clothing and type of clothing material provides the best protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays.

These students had a busy day, which included 5 ½ hours worth of presenting their projects and being judged.

During the awards ceremony at the end of the night, we were thrilled to learn that Joey Perko placed first in Earth & Planetary Sciences category, Dylan Sellers placed second in Physics, Kelly Clingan placed third in Medicine & Health, Cathy Schadegg placed third in Earth & Planetary Sciences, Kalysa Christopher received honorable mention (4th place) in Energy & Transportation, and Carson Schmidt received honorable mention (4th place) in Engineering

These students were also honored with the following special awards –

  • Joey Perko was honored with the “rising star” award for outstanding performance in a society affiliated science fair by Broadcast Masters (given to the top 10% of all projects at the fair) and a chance to compete in the Broadcom MASTERS science fair.
  • Kelly Clingan was honored with the Fitness and Exercise Award for demonstrating an understanding of concepts regarding exercise and fitness by the University of Northern Colorado’s Campus Recreation Department.

There were drawings through out the night and many students brought home fun prizes that were donated by the Northern Colorado community.

AND FINALLY – Joey Perko and Dylan Sellers both qualified to compete at the state science fair with their projects.

Great job to all of you students for your hard work and the commitment you’ve shown toward your projects. We are impressed with your efforts and achievements. Bravo!