Holy Cross Students Earn Honors at Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair

Holy Cross students and teachers took home $2,500 in awards from their participation in the Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair held at Tulane University February 27-28.

Eighth graders Landyn Campiso, Alex Sommer, Vincent Bourgeois, and the team of Jacob Frost and Evan Frost competed in the junior division.

Ethan Acosta, Zachary Fuller, Colby Brown, Colin Clement, Tobias Fabregas, Jacob Lincoln, Mason Meeks, Ethan Prunty, Robert Spampneto, Blake Ziegler, Ryan Doody, Hayden Brodnax, Justin Dunlap, Jackson Katz, Matthew Manzella, Gary McCulla, Collin Staub, and the team of Evan Autin and Robert Schexnayder competed in the senior division.

Holy Cross took home two awards in the junior division:

  • Landyn Campiso placed 4th in the category of Microbiology (teacher: Tara Lavender).
  • Alex Sommer placed 4th in the category of Physics (teacher: Tara Lavender).

Holy Cross took home the following awards in the senior division:

  • Colby Brown (10th grade) took 1st place in the category of Environmental Engineering and qualified to advance to the Louisiana State Fair (LSEF).
  • Ryan Doody (9th grade) took 2nd place in the category of Chemistry and qualified to advance to LSEF. He was also recognized by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronauts (Greater New Orleans Section) for the possible application of his project to the study of aerospace.
  • Blake Ziegler (11th grade) took 2nd place in the category of Energy: Chemical and qualified to advance to LSEF. He was also recognized by the U.S. Metric Association for his consistent and correct use of the SI system for his measurements.
  • Evan Autin (10th grade) and Robert Schexnayder (10th grade) took 3rd place in the category of Physics and qualified as alternates for LSEF.
  • Zachary Fuller (10th grade) took 4th place in the category of Engineering: Mechanics.
  • Robby Spampneto (10th grade) competed in the Materials Science category and was recognized by the American Petroleum Institute (API) Delta Chapter (1st place), the American Welding Society- New Orleans section (1st place), and the New Orleans section of NACE International (2nd place).
  • Dr. Katherine Schilling was recognized by the American Petroleum Institute (API) Delta Chapter and the New Orleans Section of NACE International for her role as Robby Spampneto‚Äôs sponsor for his project on the effect of pH on corrosion of various metals.
  • Holy Cross School received the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation School Grant for entering more than 10 projects in the GNOSEF.
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