2019 NEFRSEF Results

2018-2019 NEFRSEF Team

On February 11th, 2019, the North East Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair was held at the Morocco Shrine Auditorium.  San Jose sent a strong team of 19 middle schoolers to compete against public and private school students from across the first coast.  16 of the 19 walked away with awards and two were selected to the state team to represent North Florida at the State Science and Engineering Fair in Lakeland later this year. 

Winners from San Jose were:

1st PlaceStella Shaw – Junior Earth Science
Juliana Namen – Junior Environmental Science
Olivia Wakefield – Junior Microbiology
2nd PlaceMegan Erne – Junior Chemistry
Ellie Brown – Junior Microbiology
3rd PlaceAbigail Tonto – Junior Behavorial and Social Sciences
Jalila Nackashi – Junior Chemistry
Blaine Parry – Junior Environmental Science
Magnolia Fox – Junior Environmental Science
Maura Madigan – Junior Medicine and Health
Annie Brophy – Junior Physics & Astronomy
Maddox Fox – Junior Physics & Astronomy
Thomas Cratem – Junior Chemistry
Marianna Hernandez-Abdallah – Junior Environmental Science
Millicent Fox – Junior Microbiology
Anna Bass – Junior Physics & Astronomy

The State Team representatives are Juliana Namen and Ellie Brown.  Juliana Namen, Stella Shaw, and Olivia Wakefield were also recognized as Broadcom Masters program contestants. 

Each year San Jose competes at a high level in the regional science fair and has consistently sent representatives to the state fair. This year was no different.  Congratulations to all of the NEFRSEF participants, and good luck to our state fair students.

STEM education is an interdisciplinary approach to learning where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with real-world lessons as students apply science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in contexts that make connections between school, community, work, and the global enterprise enabling the development of STEM literacy and with it the ability to compete in the new economy. 

(Tsupros, 2009)

2018 SJCS Science Fair Results

2018-2019 NEFRSEF Team

We would like to congratulate our middle school science fair winners for 2018-2019. These students rose to the occasion and took the top awards by grade level. There were 135 outstanding projects that were judged on Thursday, December 6th, 2018, which made for some very tough competition for our winners. We were fortunate to have over 30 judges from the community here to evaluate our students on their project knowledge and use of the scientific method. The top three students in each grade level will go on to compete in the Diocesan Science Fair on Friday, January 18th 2019, at Bishop Snyder High School. The nineteen students will compete in the Northeast Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair Monday, February 11th, 2019, at the Moroccan Shrine Center. A special thanks to Firehouse Subs for catering lunch for the judges, it was delicious!

Please join us in congratulating our winners.

Grade 6

Marianna H.1st PlaceDiocesan Team, NEFRSEF TeamAward - Best Use of SI Units
Thomas C.2nd PlaceDiocesan Team, NEFRSEF Team
Tabitha D.3rd PlaceDiocesan Team, NEFRSEF TeamAward - Most Relevant
Annie B.NEFRSEF TeamAward - Best Backboard

Grade 7

Millicent F.1st PlaceDiocesan Team, NEFRSEF Team
Maddox F.2nd PlaceDiocesan Team, NEFRSEF Team
Magnolia F.3rd PlaceDiocesan Team, NEFRSEF Team
Maura M.NEFRSEF Team
Jalila N.NEFRSEF Team
Abigail T.NEFRSEF Team
Sophie C.Award - Most Innovative

Grade 8

Juliana N.1st PlaceDiocesan Team, NEFRSEF TeamAward - Best Use of Graphs and Tables
Ellie B.2nd PlaceDiocesan Team, NEFRSEF Team
Blaine P.3rd PlaceDiocesan Team, NEFRSEF Team
Megan E.NEFRSEF Team
Avyree S.NEFRSEF Team
Stella S.NEFRSEF Team
Olivia W.NEFRSEF Team

We would like to thank the many members of our community who volunteered to be judges for our Science Fair. This event would not be possible without the amazing efforts of these highly skilled volunteers. Thank you for giving our students a unique and valued experience.

2018-2019 SJCS Science Fair Judges
2018-2019 SJCS Science Fair Judges

Science Fair Awards Ceremony

Thursday, December 6th, 2018
6:00 pm in the Gymnasium

Please join us as we celebrate all of the students of San Jose Catholic School who have participated in the 2018 SJCS Science Fair. Awards will be given for grades 1-8. Projects from grades 1-8 will be on display. All are invited.

Science fair is an opportunity for students to apply the scientific method to conduct independent research. The results of each student’s research is presented in a school wide science fair–or sponsored local science fair– where the student’s efforts are displayed and where students are interviewed to determine scientific merit. Students who have been judged to have used the scientific method properly and who have demonstrated thoroughness in their studies and effort are awarded prizes and are advanced to compete in regional, state, national and international science fairs.

The overall goal of the science Fair is for the students to gain lifelong skills in the areas of critical thinking, problem solving, data analysis, communication, and public speaking.