On Jan. 24, Anna High School held a science fair for the pre-AP science classes taught by department head and teacher Dean Gladden, physics teacher Ana Gonzalez and chemistry teacher Kathleen Kotara.

"The top eight projects, as determined by unbiased volunteer judges using the same criteria as the regional science fair, will be traveling to Dallas for the Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, February 15th," said Gladden

Those qualifiers included James Kemp with "The Effect of Fear on Human Acuity," Parker Hudman with "Air to Water," Katie Lebo with "Icy Temperatures," Grace Kemp and Reagan Scott with "Telegraphing: It’s All the Buzz," Cierra Cave and Erin Simpson with "The Effect of Radiation on Living Organisms," Devin O’Neal with "The Effect of Human Friendly Products on Mosquitoes," Miguel Martinez with "Does Color Affect the Way Humans Perceive Taste" and Dereck Hall with "Electro-Magnetic Motor."

"We are all proud of the effort and level of scientific curiosity shown by all our students," said Gladden.

Each project was evaluated by the judging panel, including chemistry teacher Sheryl Loftice, Anna ISD assistant superintendent Thomas O’Neal and school nurse LIsa Hutchinson. They critiqued the projects using the rubric that included scores on creative ability, scientific thought, skill and thoroughness.

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