Science Flair
Canutillo ISD students shine at district science fair
Posted on 02/28/2023
This is the image for the news article titled Canutillo ISD students shine at district science fairThe gymnasium at Jose J. Alderete Middle School was filled with anticipation, excitement and an abundance of trifolds booming with science flair as students throughout the District gathered to participate in the Canutillo ISD District Science Fair.

Elementary students in third through fifth grade were able to explore and discover an array of topics by conducting experiments and investigations on everything from dog slobber to video games.

Each Canutillo ISD elementary school held campus fairs to choose the top projects from each grade level to advance to the District level.

At the district level, each participant had the opportunity to present their project to judges from Canutillo High School and Northwest Early College High School and compete against others across the District. Judges aimed to gain insight into each project and gauge the participant’s inquiry skills, creativity, and ability to share their results in a clear concise manner.

“We are proud of all our participants. They did a great job of taking a topic that interests them, doing the research and making their topic interesting to others,” said Superintendent Dr. Pedro Galaviz. “The projects were insightful and creative and our students learned a lot not only about the scientific method but how to present what they learned to others.”

The District Grand Champions are third grader Sophia Villagran for her project “What is the Dirtiest Surface,” fourth grader Aiden Lopez for his project “How Clean is Clean” and fifth grader Javen Originales for his project “Do Video Games Ruin Your Brain?”

District third grade Sweepstakes winners:

Caleb Castanos
Arlette Lopez
Lucca Soto
Ximena Miranda
Carlos Bustamante
Caleb Palma

District fourth grade Sweepstakes winners:

Alicia Escobar
Ethan Martinez
Jackson Reed
Jaxson Harrison
Summer Tsougas
Ava Simmons
Joaquin Muela
Landon Cervantes
Jennifer Borjas
Edith Raymond
Olivia Warren
Leon Espalin
David Castillo
Leila Barraza

District fifth grade Sweepstakes winners:

Jayleen Rodriguez
Marek Swanson
Lea Rodriguez
Jaxon Hilstrom
Luciana Garcia
Emma Coronado
Mark Olivas
Diego Holguin
Alex Ibaven
Ethan Luces

Congratulations to all our District winners!