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7th Grader Recognized at North Museum Science and Engineering Fair

Michael Sheaffer, a 7th grade student at Our Mother of Perpetual Help School, placed 3rd (Junior Division, Physical Science) in this year's North Museum Science and Engineering Fair. Michael's project was on Magnetism: The Power of a Gauss Rifle. The physics-based project focused on whether or not the distance of a steel ball shot from the rifle would increase as the number of Gauss layers (one magnet and two steel balls) increased. The results of the experiment showed that as gauss layers were added, the distance the exiting ball travelled increased. Judging for this year’s projects was held online, and winners were announced during a live virtual ceremony on March 25th. Michael was presented with his award by Middle School Science teacher, Mrs. Ann DiNovis, and OMPH School Interim Principal, Miss Brenda Weaver.



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