A Day For Science

Written by Haven Johansen

The Nebo School District science fair was a smashing success. Students spent two months putting countless hours into becoming experts in the project of their choosing.

Payson Junior High offered up its own round of scientists- Kenji Heimuli, Aubrey Carroll, Nathan Reeves, Benton Staheli, Weston Amos and Gabe Doyle.

Two ninth graders and one seventh grader will be moving on to the BYU Science Fair- Aubrey Carroll studied the effects of typing speed of piano players and non-piano players. Nathan Reeves built a prototype to stop the washing machine from getting off balance and violently shaking. Benton Staheli studied the effects of musical pitch on mold growth.

“Doing the science fair and passing district was an amazing experience. I was walking around before the fair and started to doubt my project. After hearing my name being called to move on, I had never felt so wrong!” Says 9th grader Aubrey Carroll.

All students worked very hard on their projects. They chose interesting topics and developed them into a presentation for the fair.

One of PJHS’ science teachers, Mrs. Anderson, says, “The science fair is a great opportunity that allows students to explore a topic that is interesting to them. I loved seeing the look of surprise on the student's faces when they found the results of their projects! I am so proud of all their hard works and efforts.”