Connelly sophomore headed to California State Science Fair
Anaheim - Cornelia Connelly School sophomore Laura Yu will represent Connelly and Orange County in the California State Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles in May.
Laura won second place on April 10 at the Orange County Science and Engineering Fair for her project in the senior division of Botany Applications. Her project "If I Dye, What Madders" investigates natural dye extraction from Madder Root.
Connelly sophomores Nicole Schoenborn and Natalie Mirand won an Honorable Mention for their project in the senior division of Fluids/Aerodynamics/Thermodynamics. Their project - titled "To Infinity, and Beyond" - measured the difference in the flight distance of rockets propelled by still water, carbonated water, and champagne. Champagne actually propelled the rockets the farthest.
Twelve students represented Cornelia Connelly School in the Orange County Science and Engineering Fair held April 6-10 in Costa Mesa. In addition to Laura Yu, Nicole Schoenborn and Natalie Mirand, the following students also competed:
Freshmen - Kathleen Giang and Tessa Rodriguez
Sophomores - Haylie Butler, Lucia La, Amelia Nista, Liana Rizkalla and Kimberly Silvestre
Seniors - Noeli Acoba and Kathleen Chelling
Cornelia Connelly School in Anaheim, founded and sponsored by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus in 1961, is a Catholic, independent, college-preparatory high school for young women. The school is a member of the Holy Child Network of Schools and is sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus. The Society of the Holy Child Jesus operates schools - preschool through college level - in the United States, Europe and Africa. Exchange programs offer Connelly's students unique opportunities to study at Holy Child Schools in the United States and Europe. Connelly's exceptional curriculum and programs prepare young women to be leaders based on an underlying philosophy of trust, reverence and respect. Connelly's student body is a tapestry of socioeconomic and cultural diversity, reflecting the population of Southern California. For more information about the school, please go to our Web site at www.connellyhs.org.
Photo 1 - Laura Yu (far right), a sophomore at Cornelia Connelly School in Anaheim, will compete in the California State Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles in May. Her project "If I Dye, What Madders" investigates natural dye extraction from Madder Root. The project won second place April 10 at the Orange County Science and Engineering Fair, in the senior division of Botany Applications. Laura is photographed with Connelly's Science Department Chairwoman Helen Wagner (left) and a former science teacher Margaret Carlberg, who remains active at Connelly as the campus garden beautification chairwoman.
Photo 2 - Twelve students represented Cornelia Connelly School in Anaheim at the Orange County Science and Engineering Fair held April 6 in Costa Mesa. Front row: Liana Rizkalla, Natalie Mirand, Lucia La and Kimberly Silvestre. Back row: Science teacher Anthony Pittman, Haylie Butler, Nicole Schoenborn, Tessa Rodriguez, Kathleen Giang, Laura Yu, Amelia Nista, and science teacher Helen Wagner. Not pictured are: Noeli Acoba and Kathleen Chelling