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TJES Attends Annual NASSEF 2016
Janurary 21, 2016

TJES Place at Native American State Science Fair
Alicia Hegland-Thorpe, UTN News

Ten students from Theodore Jamerson Elementary School attended the 33rd Annual Native American Science and Engineering Science Fair held January 19, 2016 at the Ramada Inn Hotel in Bismarck. 108 kids competed from all over the state including Turtle Mountain Community Elementary, New Town Elementary, White Shield Elementary, Cannonball Elementary, Ojibway School and St. Ann’s Elementary School.

From “hovercrafts” to “lava flows”, from “grasping with straws” to “which colored candles burn the fastest”, these students worked hard on their science projects and are proud of the work they had accomplished for this special day.

TJES students attending the NASSEF this year were: Sterling Cloud, Makyla McKay-3rd Grade. Laila Hernandez, Kaitlin Betone, Tucker Keplin-4th Grade. Ashley Willow, Serenity Eagle Bull, Teshauna Collins, 5th Grade. Isis Gray Water, Evelyn Jones, 7th Grade. These students all placed at their local level, to advance to state.

Students had to pass “Ready to Judge” pre-cursor as all science project citations must be labeled including name brands and photo credit before judging could get underway. Students were only allowed photo boards with illustrations of how their project worked, as they were not allowed to bring in any materials.

Placing at the State Science Fair were:
3rd Place, Makyla McKay, 3rd Grade, “Grasping with Straws” Serenity Eagle Bull, 5th Grade, “Foamy Fountain”.

2nd Place, Ashley Willow, 5th Grade, “The Fizzy Lava Lamp”, Isis Grey Water, 7th Grade, “What color candles burn faster?”

1st Place, Evelyn Jones, 7th Grade, “Magnetic Oil Spills”.

Makyla McKay, 3rd Place Serenity Eagle Bull, 3rd Place Ashley Willow, 2nd Place
Isis Grey Water, 2nd Place Evelyn Jones 1st Place

Congratulations to ALL TJES students who competed and made it to the State level. We are so proud of you!

United Tribes News- Photos by Alicia Hegland-Thorpe

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