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Science Fair

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After receiving instruction in the scientific method and the strategies for completing a science project, Mt. Helix Academy’s 7th and 8th graders develop their own science fair project and submit it to the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair. Over the past 17 years, all of our 7th and 8th graders completed a science project and every student who competed in the Science Fair’s Junior Division was awarded a prize by the Science Fair’s judges. Given the number of students in its Jr. High School Module, Mt. Helix Academy is among the most successful schools in the San Diego area in Science Fair competition.

Our students did a great job representing MHA at the 2023 Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair!  Our students awards were impressive:

CSEF Qualifiers
Below are the students who qualified to move on to the CSEF and their project title:
Jack P. – Improving Compression Strength of Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol (PETG) through the Process of Annealing
Eric R. – A Stroop Effect: Rotating Labels in Shapes and Their Effect on Response Time
**Jack P also qualified for the Thermo Fisher Scientific Junior Innovators Challenge, formally Broadcom MASTERS.
Professional Society Award Winners
Below are the Professional Society Award Winners and their category:
Sophia C. – AFCEA (Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association International)
Branden S. – AFCEA (Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association International), DRS Daylight Solutions
Matthew N. – DRS Daylight Solutions, San Diego Astronomy Association 
Jack P. – General Atomics Science Education Foundation
Eric R. – San Diego Psychological Association
Molly G. – San Diego Psychological Association
1st Place Awards
Eric R. – Behavioral and Social Sciences
Jack P. – Engineering: Energy, Materials and Transport
Branden S. – Physics and Astronomy
Lilly B. – Product Testing
Alexis L. – Product Testing
2nd Place Awards
Sophia C. – Engineering: Electrical, Mechanical, and Robotics
Evan H. – Physics and Astronomy
Wyatt A. – Plant Sciences
Kennedy H. – Plant Sciences
Lorenzo L.- Product Testing
3rd Place Awards
Bobby M. – Behavioral and Social Sciences
Lana R. – Behavioral and Social Sciences
Molly G. – Behavioral and Social Sciences 
Leo H. – Engineering: Electrical, Mechanical, and Robotics
Dylan B. – Physics and Astronomy
Matthew N. – Physics and Astronomy
Reid M. – Physics and Astronomy
Sebastian F. – Plant Sciences
Maya A. – Plant Sciences
Iason C. – Product Testing





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