There is a budding dynasty at the LEC Science Fair.
Sixth-grader Madaline Fadale, the 2013 champion, defended her title with a follow-up victory last Friday.
"Over 35 projects were judged and prize ribbons were given out for each grade," Principal Misty Weber said. "The Grand Champion was picked from the first-place winners of each grade level."
The Grand Champion was picked from the 1st place winners of each grade level. Madeline Fadale was the winner of the Grand Champion plaque. Madeline entered an investigation called “Can Crickets Tell The Temperature?”. This is the second year of the science fair that Madeline has won the Grand Champion award.
Fadale's project "Can Crickets Tell the Temperature?" was judged best among the sixth-grade entries.
In the battle of the first-place finishers, Fadale was again judged the best.
The fair includes students in grades one through seven, so Fadale has a shot at a three-peat.
"The students did a wonderful job on their projects and their displays were very nice and educational," Weber said.
The winners are as follows:
First grade: Team Snowy Owl - Ella Getner and Grace Carr, first place; Seth Jensen, second place; Bergen Nelson, third place; and Rylee Arlington, honorable mention.
Second grade: Christopher Joblon, first place; Team JFK - Kaden Kelly-Pojar and Jeremiah Satcho, second place; and Liam Smaroff, third place.
Third grade: Judd Demers, first place; Joseph Miller, second place; Lukas Martin, third place; and Jack Darling, honorable mention.
Fourth grade: Graham Carr, first place; Logan Johnson, second place; and Erin Hagadorn, third place.
Fifth grade: Matthew Cathcart, first place; Megan McGuinness, second place; Wyatt Tucker, third place; and Gareth Smith, honorable mention.
Sixth grade: Madaline Fadale, first place; Paul Thomas, second place; Alex Durante, third place; and Rose Wells, honorable mention.
Seventh grade: Stephen Ashbaugh, first place; Trenten Dippold, second place; Sydni Miller, third place; and Taylor Haight, honorable mention.