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Ave Maria Students Participate in Big Bang Science Fair

May 13, 2018 10:41PM ● By Doug Erlien
Recently, three students from Ave Maria Academy in Maple Grove took place in the Catholic Schools Centerof Excellence (CCSCOE), Big Bang Science Fair. 

Seventh grader Nick Merrilman won the first place prize, a family trip to the Vatican Observatory in Arizona and a $2,500 travel voucher for his project about how the width of a wheel affects the distance a car travels.

 Eighth grader Sidney Borland won the St. Sebastian award for projectile motion for her project that measured the angle of a compressed air rocket affecting the distance traveled. Sidney’s prize is a neighborhood backyard stargazing event with meteorologist with Mike Lynch.

Sixth grader Jaclyn Mader also presented a project about how a mint affects the temperature of hot water. 


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