Blue Ribbon

NDA Science Research Students Dominate at SEFNK



Notre Dame Academy science research students had an outstanding performance at the Science and Engineering Fair of Northern Kentucky (SEFNK) on Saturday, February 25. Each of the NDA students placed first in her category and qualified to compete at the Kentucky Science and Engineering Fair in April. Under the direction of Mrs. Terri Perrino and Mr.Patrick Strickley, Notre Dame Academy took the top high school award as well. 

NDA Principal Mr. Jack Vonhandorf commented, "We are very proud of our students' hard work and dedication to their research. We are also happy to see their interest in the STEM fields. Mrs. Perrino and Mr. Strickley do an amazing job continuing the legacy of Sr. Mary Ethel Parrot, SND with our Science Research Program."

Catherine Meadows – Class of 2017
2nd place, Best of Fair, 1st Alternate to International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 
2nd place overall - Life Science
1st place, Environmental Science Category
2nd place, NKU Department of Biological Sciences Award
Association for Women in Geological Sciences Award
Genius Olympiad Award
Office of Naval Research Award
Ohio Valley Society of Toxicology Research Excellence Award • Ricoh Corporation Sustainable Development Award
Stockholm Junior Water Prize, Regional Award

Iris Rokvic – Class of 2018
1st place, Environmental Management Category

Libby Roebker – Class of 2019
1st place, Plant Sciences category
3rd place, NKU Department of Biological Science Award 
American Meteorological Society Award
Genius Olympiad Award
NASA Earth Systems Award
Office of Naval Research Award
Thomas More College Scholarship Award

Morgan Weltzer – Class of 2019
1st place, Computer Science Category
Intel Excellence in Computer Science $200 Award • NKU Department of Computer Science Award

Molly Kleier - Class of 2020
3rd place, Best of Fair, 2nd Alternate to International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 
1st place overall – Physical Science
1st place, Chemistry Category
NKU Department of Chemistry Award
Thomas More College Scholarship Award

Grace Meade – Class of 2020
1st place, Animal Sciences