Fifth Annual Academic Festival showcased student achievement
The Fifth Annual Penn State Mont Alto Academic Festival was held April 14. More than 70 students presented projects they had researched, developed and created during the 2009-10 academic year. The event included oral and poster presentations, as well as an art show. Winners were ranked by first, second and third place in multiple categories with prizes of $20 to $200, courtesy of event sponsor F&M Trust Bank. The following is a list of award recipients by category.
1st Place: Soils & How They Affect Tree Plantings - Josiah Knopsnider
2nd Place: Marcellus Shale - Severin Thierwechter
3rd Place: Robin Hood on the Road - Joe Brenner, Rick Dahal, Jonathan Hsieh, Bradley Lloyd
Humanities / Social Sciences
1st Place: Teaching Multiplication Through Literature - Gillian Colley
2st Place: Is Universal Health Care a Good Fit for the U.S? - Valerie Turner
3rd Place: The Effects of Divorce on Children - Christine Faulent
Science / Technology
1st Place: Education Workshop Piloted for Clients with Diabetes Type 2 - Eileen Hissong
2nd Place: Childhood Obesity - Hannah Hess
3rd Place: The Truth About RSV - Micah Jones
Best of Show
Eliza Shoop, Blue October
Bobby Laughman, Buck Skull
1st Place for 3D art
Jack Handshaw, Untitled work in porcelain
Katherine Kay Marshall, The Balloonist
Eliza Shoop, Taking the Plunge
Benjamin Wilt, Into the Unknown
Katherine Kay Marshall, Joshua Bell
Anja Nace, Bloom
Gladys Cooper, Serenity
Adam Eisentrout, Suspiria
Below: Amanda Kwizera explains her poster titled "Pro-Anan: Promotion for Anorexia" to Chancellor Dr. David Gnage.
Below: Alex Lamoreaux shares his poster presentation titled "Comparison and Analysis of Two Nearby Hawk Migration Sites in Pennsylvania" to geography instructor George Siehl.
Below: Maggie Gustafson presents her poster project "Clinical Effects of Physical Therapy of Colorectal Cancer" to a judge as teammate Nicole Becker, at right, looks on.
Below: William Yeager smiles as faculty judges Thomas Glumac, in blue, and Craig Houghton view his work. Yeager presented "The History of Mont Alto in Photographs."
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