Springside Chestnut Hill Academy junior Gwyneth Bjordammen won 'Best of Fair' and 1st Place at the George Washington Carver Science Fair in Philadelphia for her presentation, “How the Manipulation of Ethylene Can Affect Fruit Ripening and Preservation.”

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy junior Gwyneth Bjordammen won ‘Best of Fair’ and 1st Place at the George Washington Carver Science Fair in Philadelphia for her presentation, “How the Manipulation of Ethylene Can Affect Fruit Ripening and Preservation.”

Twenty-six students from Springside Chestnut Hill Academy received honors at Philadelphia’s George Washington Carver Science Fair, with junior Gwyneth Bjordammen winning an award for ‘Best of Fair.’

The students competed against 11th and 12th graders from high schools across the city, including Central, Masterman, Science Leadership Academy, Girls’ High School, Science and Engineering, Philadelphia Academy Charter School, and more.

The students displayed their research and presented their work to a panel of judges/scientists. Twelve students won first place medals in five of the 12 categories, and other students were awarded a variety of speciality medals.

Students who earned a first-, second- or third-place medal became eligible for the regional Delaware Valley Science Fair.

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  • AmyEmi

    This is an outstanding result! It’s nice that students here are actually interested in studying. I know that not everyone is like this. Some student think that school is a burden and do nothing when it comes to academics. Only few are motivated and diligent to achieve something. For instance, my nephew hates writing even when I come up with interesting assignments. He would rather pay for compare and contrast essay than do it on his own. I can’t blame him, some kids need guidance when they are young or else they will become isolated.

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