A Rather Scientific Conclusion

Ashley Lanuza, contributing student writer from San Gabriel Mission High School.

by Ashley Lanuza
December 11, 2013 • 173 views

On the fourth of December, the young students of Santa Teresita Elementary School proudly presented their science fair projects for the 2013-2014 school year. Children from kindergarten to eighth grade displayed their intellectual and creative experiments, from efficiency in branded paper towels to how music affects work habits. Nestled in the Boyle Heights neighborhood, Santa Teresita holds a variety of intellectual students that presented experiments I would never have even thought about. I volunteered to be a judge for the event, and I have got to say, all of the projects were equally impressive in their respective grade levels.

Although the surrounding area is bleak in comparison to the Beverly Hills and Mulholland neighborhoods, the school has an outstanding and rigorous program, setting high expectations for their students. The sixth grade teacher counted whole points for clarity, understanding, and especially, originality. Why, even the younger grades had to handwrite their project, to show the ingenuity in the child’s work. Being a judge was an interesting position, and although it was a difficult feat at some points, it was rewarding. I am always surrounded by people and lessons at my age level, but to see younger generations striving for excellence and publicly displaying their innovations kindles a spark of hope in today’s future.

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