Students recognized for Science Fair projects

About 200 projects were involved in Wednesday’s competitive Science Fair for students in third- through eighth-grades. Students who earned a purple ribbon, the highest award, are eligible to register in the regional fair in Mankato.

Awards ceremonies were held at Banfield on Thursday and Ellis on Friday. Two special awards were presented by Hormel Foods Corp. Research and Development, and The Hormel Institute.

Hormel R&D

Division 1:

First place — Logan Murphy, Banfield

Second place — Annika Nelson, Banfield and Katie Shin, Southgate

Honorable mention — Emily Folson, Southgate

Division 2:

First place — Carley Snee and Isabella Pilhlstrom, Banfield

Second place — Nathan Meyer, Ellis

Third place — Dorothy Stevens, Christina Hernandez, Patrick Sheehan, Ellis

Honorable mention — Amber Solberg, Sumner

The Hormel Institute

Division I:

Emily Folsom, third grade, Southgate

Division II:

Ethan Johnson and Jackson Oelfke, fifth grade, Banfield

Simon Hirst, sixth grade, Ellis

Carol Zhang and Hannah Allhiser, sixth grade, Ellis

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