Hastings College announces Central Region Science Fair results

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Hadley Buschow, Amelia Buhlke, Ethan Prickett, Claire Detlefsen, Thatcher Teahon, Jordan Bonifas and Lee Gibson qualified for the state science fair competition.

More than 90 projects were entered by students in the Central Regional Science Fair for the Nebraska Junior Academy of Sciences on Tuesday, February 28. The fair was hosted by Hastings College and held at the Morrison-Reeves Science Center on campus.

Schools that participated in this year’s Central Regional Science Fair included Adams Central Junior/Senior High School, Central City Public Schools, Sandhills Public Schools, Silver Lake High School and Hastings Public Schools.

The science fair is split into two divisions. The Junior Division is open to students in 6th through 8th grade, while the Senior Division is open to those in grades 9 through 12.

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Caleb Rowe, Molly Blanchard, Jerzie Schindler, Elaina McHargue, Jacie Boelhower and Dominic Stutesman qualified for the state science fair.

Out of the more than 90 projects entered, six from each division were selected to move onto the State Science Fair competition. The top Senior Division projects from the state competition will also qualify for the National Science Fair.

The 2023 Central Regional State Qualifiers are listed below. An abstract booklet of all entries can be found at hastings.edu/sciencefair.

Junior Division

  • Hadley Buschow – Hastings Public Schools
  • Amelia Buhlke – Central City Public Schools
  • Ethan Prickett – Hastings Public Schools
  • Claire Detlefsen – Central City Public Schools
  • Thatcher Teahon – Sandhills Public Schools
  • Jordan Bonifas – Silver Lake Public Schools
  • Lee Gibson – Silver Lake Public Schools

Senior Division

  • Caleb Rowe – Central City Public Schools
  • Molly Blanchard – Central City Public Schools
  • Jerzie Schindler – Central City Public Schools
  • Elaina McHargue – Central City Public Schools
  • Jacie Boelhower – Adams Central Schools
  • Dominic Stutesman – Adams Central Schools

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