Isabella Onofrietti, a sophomore at High School North, placed first in the Earth Science category. The title of her project was The Use of Soapstone to Naturally Maintain Various Temperatures of Beverages. Isabella found that the higher the percentage of talc in the soapstone, the better the soapstone maintains temperature.
Rory Hogan, a senior at High School South, placed second in the Environmental Category. Rory's project was The Role of Native Plants in the Removal of Nitrates from Runoff. The Toms River Township Green Team is writing a grant to implement the planting of some of the native plants Rory tested to help improve the health of the river and bay.
HSS senior Seth Edwards placed third in the Upper (11th-12th grade) Microbiology category with his project, A Comparative Study Between Bacterial Growth on Sheep and Nonsheep Acromyrmex Ants. Seth did his research with Seeds of Change in Costa Rica thanks to a full scholarship from The Grunin Foundation and Insectropolis.
HSN freshman Giovanna Onofrietti placed third in the 9th-10th grade Microbiology Category with her project, Inhibitory Effects of Green Tea Extract and Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.
Leonora Krajewski a junior at HSS received an honorable mention in Engineering for her design of a cruise ship. Leonora Krajewski and Logan Figular where awarded Best Team Logo for their Due South in the 2018 Apprentice School SNAME Boat Design Competition.
First- through third-place students move on to the Regional Delaware Valley Science fair.