Local Elementary School Receives Honors at
District and State Science Fairs
Liberty Township, OH (May 26, 2017) – This spring, 28 Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School (MTCES) 7th graders qualified for the district science fair at the University of Cincinnati. Nine of these students earned the honor of competing at the state level in Columbus.
Every year, MTCES 6th-8th graders are eligible to participate in the school science fair. After extensive preparation including research at the local library and online, all 52 seventh graders participated in the school’s February science fair as participation at that grade level is mandatory. Twenty-eight of these students
qualified for the district science fairs at the University of Cincinnati and Central State during select weekends in March. The following nine students earned a superior rating at these fairs, which are judged by teachers and scientists from the Cincinnati region, and earned the honor of competing at the State Science Fair at The Ohio State University: Evan Edwards, Anna Geiger, Ellie Hartman, Katie Hiernaux, Addi James, Crysta LaCrosse, Merri Reed, Rose Rye, and Jack Wildfeuer.
“Our students continue to show strength in research and following the scientific method with their science fair projects,” said junior high science teacher Karen Geiger. “I enjoy working at a school that places emphasis on STEM and strives to prepare students for the workforce.”
Six of the nine state qualifiers were able to participate in the State Science Fair on May 13th. They earned four superior and two excellent ratings. “These students represented our school with so much integrity and their growth is
something to be admired,” said Geiger.
MTCES is one of only three independent, private Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. It is a premier school focused on academic excellence and faith-based education. MTCES, which opened in 1998 to 20 kindergartners in the basement of a church, now serves 495 students in grades K-8 on its 25-acre campus in Liberty Township. The opening of the new academic wing this school year allows us to bring our mission to more who seek it.