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Art, science highlight public school week

RJH winners listed from two events

Best of Show winners, displaying their artwork, are (L-R) Alex Ferguson, drawing; Diona Barrera, painting; Argenis Alonzo, design. Reporter/Mike Brown Best of Show winners, displaying their artwork, are (L-R) Alex Ferguson, drawing; Diona Barrera, painting; Argenis Alonzo, design. Reporter/Mike Brown Art and science moved to center stage last week at Rockdale Junior High School as part of Texas Public Schools Week.

A total of 160 pieces of artwork were on display throughout RJH during the week, according to instructor Lani Young.

About 120 students in grades 6-8 competed in the annual Science Family Night events.

Science Family Night

Two new events, mousetrap cars and catapults, were added to Family Science Night events.

“They were built at home by students and brought to the school for competition,” science events coordinator Cheryln Ellis said.

Milam County Master Naturalists were on hand with Lucy Coward presenting information on Texas Horned Lizards and Cindy Bolch discussing bats.

A winner’s smile as Mason Nusbaum (L) and John Paul Erman raised their tower to a height of 87.5 centimeters to capture the sixth-grade tower building contest. Erman also won the catapult. A winner’s smile as Mason Nusbaum (L) and John Paul Erman raised their tower to a height of 87.5 centimeters to capture the sixth-grade tower building contest. Erman also won the catapult. Janice Pelzel, Paul Unger and Don Travis assisted with judging.

“High school science students helped with judging ‘slimy science’ demonstrations,” she said. “Jason Williams, RHS physics teacher, supervised in the lab.”

Results were listed as follows:

ART SHOW, Grades 7-8

Drawing

Best of show— Alex Ferguson.

First— Gabby Povoa; second, Dionna Barrera; third, Clayton Gibbs.

Painting

Best of show— Dionna Barrera.

First— Graycen Leech; second, Sarah LaDontice Coats.

Egyptian sarcophagus art (center) won best of show in sixth-grade competition for (L-R) T’Keyah Sandles, Marco Sanchez and Marisela Sanchez. Egyptian sarcophagus art (center) won best of show in sixth-grade competition for (L-R) T’Keyah Sandles, Marco Sanchez and Marisela Sanchez. Design

Best of show—< Alonzo.

First— Briana Lamb; second, Shelby Evans; third, A licia Palacias.

Honorable mention drawing— Jacey Jerman, Kayla Wieczorek; group project third period, Hannah Leonard, Cale Garza, Karmjit Gill, Javante Gates; Justin Eaker, group project fourth period, Tiger eyes; Marco Romo, Chris Vest, Spencer Evans.

Honorable mention, painti ng— Jac ey Jer ma n, Aust in Caffey, Maci Wages.

Hon orable me design— Kaitlyn Barr, Chris Casas, Ansley Jenkins.

ART SHOW, Grade 6

Best of show— Marisela Sanchez, T’Keyah Sandlers, Marco Sanchez, Egyptian tombs.

First— FeA sia Henderson, cave painting.

Second —</BOLD Jasmine Janes, Egyptian tombs.

Third— Vivianna Esquivel, Hunter Graham, FeAsia Henderson, Egyptian tombs.

Honorable mention— Will Payne, Chase Pickett, Egy ptian tombs; Brady Wright, cave painting.

SCIENCE FAMILY NIGHT

Sixth grade

Tower building— 1. Mason Nusbaum and John Paul Erman, 87.5 centimeters.

Mousetrap cars— 1. Kevin Parker; 2. Joe Rubio III.

Catap ult—</BO Erman, 8.62 meters; 2. Ethan Krumnow, 3.38 meters; 3. Breanna Zamora, 57 centimeters.

Egg drop— 1. Ethan Krumnow and Christian Carrasco; 2. Katelyn Tarver and Haley Perez; 3. Heather Hill and Sadie Boyd.

Seventh grade

Tower building— 1. Dylan McCartney Kaleb Kolar, 105 centimeters; 2. Kyle Williams and Pearce Loth, 33 centimeters.

Egg drop— 1. Ezekial Mitchell and Devin Whitehead; 2. Jared Gerren and Jennessa Freetag; 3. Dailynn Ramey and Mario Buentello.

Eighth grade

Tower building— 1. Miranda Sappington and Jacob Machac, 120 centimeters; 2. Lane Schweitzer and Austin Caffey, 100 centimeters.

Mousetrap cars— 1. Seth Smith.

Catapult— 1. John Pelzel, 8.46 meters; 2. D. J Cook, 6.22 meters; 3. Ashtyn Simank, 6.11 meters.

Egg drop— 1. Nicholas Klecka and Ramsey Zinn; 2. D. J. Cook and Dedrick Page; 3. Elijah Brooks and Devante Burgess.


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