Eastern Tech stu­dent to com­pete in na­tional science fair

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The So­ci­ety for Science and the Pub­lic re­cently an­nounced that Si­enna Fink, Grade 9 stu­dent at Eastern Tech (Al­lied Health), was named one of 30 fi­nal­ists for the this year’s Broad­com Masters science fairs com­pe­ti­tions na­tion­wide. Broad­cast Masters is sanc­tioned by the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Sec­ondary School Prin­ci­pals.

As a fi­nal­ist, Si­enna will rep­re­sent Eastern Tech in a trip to Wash­ing­ton, D.C. to par­tic­i­pate in Broad­com Masters Fi­nal­ist Week, from Oc­to­ber 28-Novem­ber 1. Si­enna will present her project, “When Your Christ­mas Tree Gets Drier, It In­creases the Chance of Fire” at the Na­tional Ge­o­graphic So­ci­ety to judges and the pub­lic, and she will par­tic­i­pate in team science and en­gi­neer­ing chal­lenges.

Dur­ing the in­tense, hands-on ac­tiv­i­ties, stu­dents will be eval­u­ated on their skills in crit­i­cal think­ing and prob­lem solv­ing, as well as their abil­ity to com­mu­ni­cate their ideas ef­fec­tively to judges and their team­mates. Stu­dents will com­pete for over $100,000 in prizes. In con­grat­u­lat­ing Si­enna on this achieve­ment, Prin­ci­pal C. Michelle Anderson said, “Si­enna, you truly rep­re­sent the in­no­va­tive, in­quir­ing spirit of the stu­dents who at­tend Eastern Tech. The en­tire stu­dent body and ad­min­is­tra­tion sup­port you in the fi­nal round of this na­tional com­pe­ti­tion.”

Si­enna Fink with Eastern Tech’s prin­ci­pal Michelle Anderson.

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