Trio of current, former HCS students shine at state science fair

Three current and former Huntington Catholic School students represented themselves well at the Hoosier Science & Engineering Fair earlier this month. Pictured are, from left, Grace Bryant, Jessica Hartmus and Laura Hartmus.

A trio of current and former Huntington Catholic School students took part in the Hoosier Science & Engineering Fair at IUPUI earlier this month.

Jessica Hartmus, a former HCS student and a freshman at Bishop Luers High School, participated in the high school division with her project, "Molding Bricks, Molding Lives: Designing Technology Improvements to Brock Production for the People of the Fort Portal Region of Uganda — Year Two." For her efforts, she was awarded the Excellence in Engineering award from the University of Notre Dame, chosen out of all participants in grades 6-12.

HCS eighth grader Grace Bryant participated in the middle school division with her project, "The Effect of Reinforcers on Short-term Memory." Grace earned the Outstanding Research in Psychological Sciences award for the middle school division as well as a fully-paid scholarship to attend the 2017 DNA Learning Center Residential Summer Camp at Notre Dame.

Laura Hartmus, a seventh grader at HCS, also participated in the middle school division with her project, "LUKE: Letters of the Ultimate Kindle Expedition (A Study of Robotics)." Laura was awarded the US Navy Award for Excellence for her efforts.

Congratulations to all three of our wonderful students and young women!