Skip to main content

Local student succeeds in science fair

04/16/2014 04:09PM, Published by ACL, Categories: In Print, Schools


MacKenzie Harrison



MacKenzie Harrison, a student at Hopewell Elementary School, won second place in Zoology out of 27 projects for sixth, seventh and eighth graders at the recent Delaware Valley Science Fair.

She won the opportunity to compete at DVSF by qualifying with a second-place ribbon at the local Chester County Science Fair in March. She also won first place at the sixth grade science fair at Hopewell Elementary in January. She now has the opportunity to apply to the Broadcom Masters for national recognition.

Her project, “The Effects of Different Amounts of Caffeine on the Life Span and Behavior of Drosophila hydei,” looked at the death rates and behavior of flightless fruit flies when exposed to different amounts to caffeine, while comparing the results to a control group.


Like what you're reading? Subscribe to Chester County's free newsletter to catch every headline



hopewell elementary school science fair delaware valley science fair


You might also like

Thumb_butterfly1

An outdoor classroom debuts at Hopewell

The students and staff at Hopewell Elementary School recently unveiled a new butterfly garden in the school's courtyard area.

Award-winning author visits Hopewell School

Author Jen Bryant pays a visit to local Elementary School Kids.

It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

  • Woodcock Walk

    03/27/2015
    06:45pm

    Join Conservancy staff on an evening walk to witness one of the most remarkable signs of spring, ...


  • PAWS for People Easter Bone Hunt

    03/28/2015
    01:00pm — 03:00pm

    The PAWS for People Easter Bone Hunt is an event for dogs and all those tho love them. Fun for k...


  • Charity pro wrestling event

    03/28/2015
    06:00pm — 09:00pm

    Keystone championship wrestling will be hosting a charity event on March 28, 2015 to support the ...


It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

Chester County High School Sports