The Ideal School of Leadership in Royal Palm Beach held a middle school science fair on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The competition was open to students from sixth through eighth grades. The fair was organized by science teacher Betty Eck, and the students were judged by Virginia Guido, Chris Levy and Michael Hanna.
The overall winner was seventh grader Lydia Taylor for her project “Using Hydroelectric Generators to Capture Energy from Flowing Wastewater.” Shay Pfender won for sixth grade with “The Effect of Temperature on Turbidity,” with Allyson Peyton and Sachin Katragadda finishing second and third.
Lily DeMara finished first among seventh graders with “The Effect of Sewer Grate Size on Amount of Trash Blocked,” followed by Emma Jassenoff and Matthew Forkey. The eight-grade champion was Emily Casper for “The Effect of Fertilizer on Cold Generation,” with Samantha Berman coming in second and Brett Zetlan third.
The students will next compete in the Palm Beach County Regional Science & Engineering Fair.