Baymonte 7th Graders Bennett Cocherell, Ashlyn McDaniel, Sam Freeman, and Nicolette Negrete were recognized at the awards ceremony for the Santa Cruz County Science Fair last night. Bennett received a Project of Merit Award. Ashlyn placed second in her division and earned a special award from the Botanical Society. Sam placed first in his division for his project about removing E. Coli from water. Nicolette placed first in her division and was the overall runner up, winning a cash prize of $250 for her project on leaf yeasts. Ashlyn, Sam, and Nicolette were also invited to represent Santa Cruz County in the California State Science Fair.
On Thursday evening, Baymonte parents heard from cyber education expert Lori Getz on how to stay safe and healthy in the digital world. On Friday morning, she tailored two presentations to our 5th & 6th and 7th & 8th grade students. Her presentations included discussion about Internet safety, social media, and mitigating health risks associated with technology use. Thank you to all who came and participated in these sessions. As an observer, I was impressed by the many thoughtful questions from both parents and students. If you missed the sessions, many resources are available at Lori’s website: http://lorigetz.com.
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We appreciate Lori coming to share her insight, and look forward to having her back in the future!