Santa Fe Christian students science fest winners

Fifteen students at Santa Fe Christian Schools demonstrated excellence in areas of science at the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair, with three students qualifying to participate in the 59th annual California State Science Fair, a two-day event which recognizes the state’s best student research projects.

Seventh-grade students Tyler Bennett, Tyler Stephens and Ben Ellerbrock were singled out for their awards and selected to compete against 900 middle and high school students at the state level.

The winning projects include Stephens’ study of classical and rock music on memory, Ellerbrock’s look at genetic inheritance of fingerprints and Bennett’s examination of the effects signs have on speeding in residential neighborhoods.

“I am particularly proud of this group of students as they are competing in a junior division consisting mainly of eighth-grade students,” Science Department Head Debbie Culley said.