“How can you keep your credit card safe?” “What green building techniques are best for saving energy in hot and cold climates?” “Can I design a wall to keep students and teachers safe in the event of a school shooting?” These are just some of the questions that As-Sabeel students sought to through independent science investigations conducted this year. On Tuesday, April 9th, eight As-Sabeel students made the nearly three-hour drive to Sumter, SC, where students from across the state were meeting to compete in the SC Independent Schools Association State Science Fair. There were nearly 150 projects in the fair this year. Participating schools are allowed to enter seven projects in the competition. As-Sabeel selects its projects through a school science fair, which had been held in March. The top seven projects from the school fair are selected to compete at the State Fair.
2019 marked the fifth consecutive year As-Sabeel students have participated in the State Science Fair. Each of those five years has been marked by success, and this year was no different. Of the seven projects As-Sabeel students had in the fair, five won trophies. Moreover, two projects were deemed “Best Overall” – one in the Elementary Division and one in the Junior Division. There were 55 projects in the Elementary Division and 53 projects in the Junior Division, so winning “Best Overall” is quite an achievement.
As-Sabeel students have now won a total of 25 trophies over the last five years. “Each year our students perform at the highest levels and exceed my expectations,” said Principal Johnna Malici. Many congratulations to As-Sabeel Academy and to the Science Fair Participants and their families!