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St. John the Baptist competes in annual science fair

Results of the annual science fair include determining which students will represent St. John the Baptist school in Vermillion at the Regional Science Fair event in Mankato next month. The team is pictured above. In the back row from left to right are Shawn Thorkildson, Isabelle Petit, Mason Murphy, Jacob Biermaier, Emily Clemens, Christian Strommen, and Gracy Sieben. In the middle row are Joey Nauer, Eva Storkamp, Alayna Kasel, Autumn Miller, Ben Kaiser, Lukas Hanson and Hally Frandrup. In the front row...

Did you ever wonder if finger prints are hereditary? How much grease is actually in those potato chips you eat? Or if the heat of your armpits could generate enough energy to charge your iPhone? These questions, and many more, were answered at the St. John the Baptist Catholic School annual science fair on March 7.

More than 40 student projects from the school of 135 students were evaluated by a team of 18 technical professionals. Although students in grades three through five are required to complete a project, many students in preschool through second grade participate, too. An all-school award ceremony at the end of the day highlighted special awards, blue ribbons, and medals to students who will represent the school at the Regional Science Fair in Mankato in April.