By Nicole Minier
CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco Elementary School’s Science Fair participants were applauded and awarded in front of fellow students, family and friends last week.
Delaney Davis and Katy Dreibelis will advance to next month’s regional competition with their projects.
Davis’ project tested three different types of levers, seeing which was most effective to help her lift 50 pounds.
“I was so excited to win,” Davis said.
Davis said it took her a month to complete her project. It’s her second year of advancing to regionals. Last year, her project was about solar energy.
“I really like science,” Davis said.
Dreibelis created her own hovercrafts using balloons and compact discs. She tested the hovercrafts on different surfaces.
She said her project took about three days to complete.
“It is a lot of work, and shows perserverance and responsibility,” said CES science teacher Liz Schemm. “I really like how they come in and talk to the judges about their projects. Some of them don’t have a jazzy poster, but if they know their project and have the passion — that’s what is important.”
Thirteen students participated — up from last year’s 10 participants. Awards were also handed out for best projects per grade level, Earth science awards, and engineering and research awards.
The two winners will have some time to polish their displays before the March 18 regional at IPFW.
“Traditionally we have won some prizes at the regional level,” Schemm said.
Last year, Elizabeth Dribelbis, sister of Katy, advanced to the next level.