High school students from Archbishop Walsh Academy, Cassadaga Valley Central School, Clymer Central School, Franklinville Central School, Sherman Central School and the Jamestown Loving Education At Home (LEAH) homeschool group participated in the Amazing Science Challenge at Jamestown Community College's Jamestown Campus recently.
The event, open to students in grades nine to 12, involved team-based activities. Students performed a taste-testing experiment, measured lung capacities, determined whether solutions were acidic or basic, and engineered a roller coaster.
Students had the opportunity to interact with vendors at JCC's annual Earthfest event, which was held on the same day of the challenge, competing in a scavenger hunt to find information on topics such as insect-borne illnesses, sustainable growing methods, nutrition, and wetland conservation.
Jean Schrader, JCC’s dean of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; Noah Watson, Samantha Heverly, Ryan Ruia, and Bridget Yaw.
The winning team was "The Atoms Family," comprised of Samantha Heverly (Sherman), Ryan Ruia (Cassadaga), Noah Watson (Archbishop Walsh), and Bridget Yaw (Sherman).