HTC students bring home SSTFI awards

Science students showcase projects at Iowa State

AMES - Ernie Schiller is the advisor for HTC and this was his 54th year at the State Science Fair, he has spent countless hours mentoring the students and this year he is taking home 44 awards! 
Holy Trinity took 28 students to Hilton Colosseum at Iowa State University to compete in the State Science & Technology Fair of Iowa. Jh/Sr high students left Wednesday morning and went the Biotech Lab at Iowa State University to learn about DNA fingerprinting and then visited the USDA Monarch Butterfly Lab.
The 6th grade students joined them later that day.  Students not only competed in state judging but also competed in FFA judging and 13 were chosen to compete in Seminar, where they presented a slideshow presentation to a panel of judges. Holy Trinity Science students  and Ernie Schiller have one more competition this year; later this month at the Iowa Junior Academy of Science Symposium in Cedar Rapids. Breana Houtz, teacher and FFA advisor also started a FFA program at HTC this year and some of the science students were able to compete in the FFA category, they brought home eight awards and two of the students are able to submit their projects for National FFA Convention.  Schiller and science boosters are excited to keep this momentum going and continue to grow the science program at HTC. There are a lot of 6th graders and the hope is they will continue to do science research and bring home more awards next year.
Iowa FFA Agriscience- Environmental Systems- Division 1
1st Place- Chase Menke- 8th Grade
2nd Place- Zane Houtz- 7th Grade
3rd Place- Jacob Baker- 8th Grade
Iowa FFA Agriscience- Plant Systems- Division 1
3rd Place- Kelly Mueller- 7th Grade
Iowa FFA Agriscience- Power, Structural, & Technical Systems- Division 1
3rd Place- Nick Menke- 7th Grade
1st Place- Emma Menke- 8th Grade
Overall Top Project- Emma Menke- 8th Grade
Iowa FFA Agriscience- Food Products & Processing Systems- Division 4
2nd Place- Ellie Hellman- 9th Grade
Biomedical & Health Science:
3rd Place- Brody Boylan- 6th Grade
2nd Place- Brooklyn Forsythe- 7th Grade
Behavioral & Social Sciences:
Honorable Mention- Zoey Boeding- 6th Grade
Honorable Mention- Elise Andrews- 6th Grade
2nd Place- Brooklyn Scheetz- 6th Grade
1st Place- Ellie Hellman- 9th Grade
Cellular & Molecular Biology:
Honorable Mention- Sam Schmitz- 6th Grade
2nd Place- Ruby Steffensmeier- 6th Grade
Energy & Transportation:
Honorable Mention- Nick Menke- 7th Grade
1st Place- Emma Menke- 8th Grade
Overall Best Project- Middle School- Emma Menke- 8th Grade
Earth & Environmental Science:
1st Place- Kate Pieper- 6th Grade
Honorable Mention- Madisyn Griffin- 7th Grade
Honorable Mention- Zane Houtz- 7th Grade
1st Place- Cooper Barnes- 6th Grade
Plant Science:
3rd Place- Savannah Overton- 6th Grade
2nd Place- Malani Roach- 6th Grade
3rd Place- Chase Menke- 8th Grade
Seminar Awards:
3rd Place Sr High Physical Science- Ellie Hellman
Honorable Mention 8th Grade Physical Science- Emma Menke
3rd Place 7th Grade Biological Science- Brooklyn Forsythe
Honorable Mention 7th Grade Physical Science- Jack Ragar
1st Place 7th Grade Physical Science- Zane Houtz
Honorable Mention 6th Grade Biological Science- Elise Andrews
Honorable Mention 6th Grade Physical Science- Ruby Steffensmeier
Special Awards:
Horizon Award- Liam Drollinger-6th Grade
Tinker Around Award- Madisyn Griffin- 7th Grade
Harvestville Farms Environmental Excellence in Science Award- Chase Menke- 8th Grade $50.00
Thermo Fischer Scientific Junior Innovators Award- Brooklyn Forsythe- 7th Grade, Jack Ragar- 7th Grade, Brooklyn Scheetz- 6th Grade, Ruby Steffensmeier- 6th Grade, Cooper Barnes- 6th Grade
Ellie Hellman- Iowa State University College of Human Sciences Scholarship $1,000.00
Ellie Hellman- Loras College Scholarship $500.00
Aiden Dostalek- Loras College Scholarship $500.00
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