Five St. Mary’s junior high students entered projects at the State Science and Engineering Fair April 8 to 10 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Park. The students who competed at the state science fair included seventh graders Kaden Ryer, Lizzie Schwint and Kenadi Steffl and eighth graders Natalie Marti and Sophie Kyllonen. Science teacher Patti Braulick supervised their science fair efforts.

The Minnesota Academy of Science State Science and Engineering Fair introduces students to new ideas, inspires them to research topics of personal interests, and encourages them to network with professional scientists and their peers.

Winning awards were Natalie Marti and Lizzie Schwint, who each received a Bronze Grand Award which recognizes excellence in scientific research. Schwint also received the Seagate Emerging Scientist Award, which recognizes excellent scientific research conducted by students competing for the first time.

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