Thursday, May 5, 2016

CASC Sallisaw STEM Fair Winners Announced

Madison Walters of Muldrow, center, shows off her first-place certificate Tuesday during the second annual STEM Fair at Carl Albert State College in Sallisaw. Presenting the award is Bryan Warner, Cherokee Nation Tribal Council Member, and CASC Representative Jaime Henson.

 Viktoria Morris, left, Mary Vang, center, and Davin-lee Chavez of Sallisaw show off their certificates following the second annual STEM Fair at Carl Albert State College in Sallisaw. Morris and Vang placed second in the competition while Chavez received honorable mention. Presenting the awards are CASC Representatives Jaime Henson and Kristin Peerson.

Lily Sifuentes of Muldrow, center, shows off her third-place certificate Tuesday during the second annual STEM Fair at Carl Albert State College in Sallisaw. Presenting the award is Bryan Warner, Cherokee Nation Tribal Council Member, and CASC Representative Jaime Henson.

Honorable Mention: Braden Salazar and Lakelyn Shamblin of Muldrow, center, show off their honorable mention certificates Tuesday during the second annual STEM Fair at Carl Albert State College in Sallisaw. Presenting the awards are Bryan Warner, Cherokee Nation Tribal Council Member, and CASC Representative Jaime Henson.

Carl Albert State College-Sallisaw hosted the second annual STEM Fair on Tuesday in the J.T. and Mary Jo Stites Center. Seventh and eighth grade students from Muldrow and Sallisaw participated in the event.

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Cherokee Nation Council Member Bryan Warner said that the STEM Fair is an opportunity for students to develop theories based on science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics and develop projects based on those theories. The CASC-Sallisaw STEM Fair was supported by the Cherokee Nation.

First place winner this year was Madison Walters from Muldrow. Her entry on the cost comparison of light bulbs called “Watts Up” earned her $200 and a certificate. In addition, her teacher Kendra Phillips won $200, and Muldrow Schools received a prize of $500.

Viktoria Morris and Mary Vang of Sallisaw placed second in the fair. They received $175 and a certificate for their entry on the study of boiling water to remove bacteria called “Murky Waters.”

Lily Sifuentes of Muldrow placed third with her entry on whether water that has been microwaved is bad for human health titled “Microwaved Water.” The effort awarded her $150 and a certificate.

Braden Salazar and Lakelyn Shamblin of Muldrow, along with Davin-lee Chavez of Sallisaw received certificates for honorable mention. Salazar studied color-blind awareness, Shamblin determined that music can help boost energy, and studied the effects of the five-second rule and germs on food.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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