The entire Challenge Charter Middle School family came together on Friday, June 2nd at the school’s first STEAM Fair to enjoy dozens of presentations arranged by scholars over the last few weeks. Some scholars worked alone, others as partners, to create visuals, experimental materials, and research papers that supported a particular scientific inquiry. Set up in the CCMS gymnasium, Parents and staff members walked around to visit each display gathering insight into everything from electric conductors, testing for nail polish standards, creation of a tornado, water sample quality, and blood flow within the circulatory system.
Scholars from each class came to the fair, responded to questions about the scientific attributes noticeable in three chosen projects, and then voted for "Best of Show." First Place winners were Alize Ferrufino, Simcha and Corlette-Lewis for their Tornado in a Box. Second Place went to James Alverez and Kieth Rose for their Homemade projector. And there was a three-way tie for third place: Jhane Taylor for Slime; Danielle Monti and Shanel Cook for Elephant toothpaste; Deaniya Hines and Mya Rose for a Homemade rechargeable battery. Honorable Mention awards were given to Julian Gonzales for Dog communication and Rosalia Martinez for Water PH.
6-8 Principal Webber-Bey described the first annual fair saying, “It was my delight to have scholars invite me to their displays and to listen to their knowledgeable explanations!”