RA Students Fare Well at the 2014 Science Fair

RA Students Fare Well at the 2014 Science Fairs
Posted on 04/18/2014
Aiden Bailey

Oaks, PA – After placing second in the mathematics division of the 2013-2014 Chester County Science Research Competition, sixth grader Aiden Bailey moved on to the 2014 Delaware Valley Science Fair which was held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, PA.  This competition included the winners from 13 regional fairs from Delaware, Southern NJ, and Southeast PA.  Out of 29 projects in his category, Aiden received an honorable mention in his category of mathematics.

Of this accomplishment, Kimberly Wheeles, Science Fair Coordinator for Renaissance Academy said, “This is a huge accomplishment as this is the first time Aiden was selected to move on and was competing with 6th through 8th graders in his category.”

About his project entitled “Take Your Pick: Determining the Size of National Parks”, Aiden said that he searched for a challenging project which would best use his knowledge of linear space.  He said that he really enjoyed the competitions and “liked how friendly all the other students and judges were to everyone at the event.”  Aiden plans to participate in the science fair again next year, perhaps with a physics project.

Aiden’s sister, Renaissance Academy fifth grader Kahlia Bailey also competed in the Chester County Science Research Competition which was held at the Technical College High School (Pickering Campus), Phoenixville, PA.  Kahlia received Jonas Salk Fair Honors award in the mathematics category for her project “Mastering Mastermind”.  Mrs. Britta Schasberger, mother of Aiden and Kahlia, said, “Both Aiden and Kahlia learned a tremendous amount while working on their projects and we are so grateful that they’ve had this opportunity.”