WINSTON-SALEM — Academic competition was fierce in January as Our Lady of Mercy School in Winston-Salem held its school-wide Science Fair, Spelling Bee and Geography Bee.
Science Fair winners were: Eighth-graders Hannah Boone and Chandler Keith; sixth-graders Marilyn Butterworth, Jake Rademaker and Mikie Ioannou; fifth-graders Timmy Kammire, Niel Ingle and Jack Herndon; fourth-grader Ethan Merrill; and third-graders Jack Myszkowski, Sam Haggas, May Cheron and Tatiana Bitting.
These winners represented Our Lady of Mercy Jan. 28 at the Non-Public School Regional Science Fair. May Cheron, Niel Ingle, Jack Herndon and Timmy Kammire all earned honorable mentions in the elementary division. In the junior division, Mikie Ioannou placed third in the physics category, Marilyn Butterworth placed second in the earth/environmental category, and Jake Rademaker placed first in the biology category. As a first-place winner, Rademaker will present his project "Distracted Video Game Driving" at the Regional Science Fair Feb. 21 at Salem College.
Madison Wynn, a sixth-grader, won the school-level National Geographic Bee, at which students answered oral questions on geography. Chandler Keith, an eighth-grader, and Benjamin Camacho, a fourth-grader, were first and second runners-up. As the winner, Wynn has a chance at a $25,000 college scholarship, sponsored by National Geographic and Google. She has since taken a written test to be submitted to National Geographic, and up to 100 of the top scorers in each state will be eligible to compete in the state-level bee in Raleigh. The National Geographic Society will provide an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., for state champions and teacher-escorts to participate in the Bee national championship rounds in the spring. The national winner will receive the $25,000 college scholarship.
Casey Martin, a seventh-grader, won the school-wide Spelling Bee. Eighth-grader Andres Rodriguez and sixth-grader Matthew Hammes were the first and second runners-up.
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