Sophomores impress crowd at annual Research Fair

Leanne Eckhart, writer

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Last Friday for Academy Day, Collegedale Academy’s Sophomore English classes showed off their creativity and smarts for the incoming freshmen.

I was impressed by the thought and detail that each student put into his or her research, and by the curious looks, giggling laughter, and gaping mouths, I could tell that the visiting students were impressed as well.

The following are a few projects that stood out to me.

  1. Grace Scoggins brought in her own corgi, Aly, to prove her point on how corgis make great pets.
  2. A cute kitten accompanied Makayla De Wind who chose to focus on the intellectual capabilities of cats and horses; they are smarter than people might originally think.
  3. Carolina Smith’s blood-splattered apron and huge, fluffy dog were an instant eye catcher and made viewers think about animal cruelty.
  4. When there’s a student dressed up like an authentic Starbucks barista handing out free coffee, no one could resist. Lauren Caldwell’s beautiful poster-board featured some of the effects that come along with coffee.
  5. Dillon Taylor, dressed in an authentic Blacksmith skirt, stands beside an anvil and lots of homemade tools. 

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Sophomores impress crowd at annual Research Fair