Bellevue ISD students showed off their academic prowess Friday, April 19 during the district’s first Math and Science Fair and Quiz Bowl.
The event consisted of the high school students showing both Math and Science projects in the school’s gymnasium from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Middle school students competed in a quiz bowl in the school’s auditorium from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., followed by an awards assembly.
The awards assembly recognized the top ten projects from the High School Math and Science Fair and the top Quiz Bowl winner from the sixth, seventh and eighth grade. All of the following students were recognized for their top finishes in the fair and quiz bowl.
Seventh grader Megan Brown is the overall champion of the Math and Science Quiz Bowl.
Juniors Destiny Watkins and Madison Terry earned first place in the math and science fair with a project entitled “Redneck Hover Craft.” Senior Katie Specht took second place with “Scale Factor,” while Kayla Specht, a junior, placed third with “Volcano.” Freshmen Kylie Merritt and Stormy Weathers finished fourth with “Smoking and the Lungs.” Seniors Tyler Terry and Alicia Cockshutt placed fifth with “Breaking Codes.” In sixth place were juniors Matthew Belcher and Bryson Booker with “Whoosh Bottle.” Freshmen Savannah Allison and Devon Cassetty placed seventh with “Invincible Bubbles.” Seniors Joe Hankins and Kimberley Morrow placed eighth with “Paschal’s Triangle.” Brandt Cassetty, a junior, took ninth place with “Hamster Learning.” Juniors Damien Kendrick and James Mangus finished in 10th place with “Mountain Dew Glow.”
There were 29 projects shown in the Math and Science Fair.
The Math and Science Quiz Bowl consisted of 15 students who qualified for the quiz bowl finals with a test given earlier in the week. The 15 middle school students consisted of the top 5 qualifiers from each grades.