Kenwood student advances in CPS Citywide Science Fair

Bennett Hensey explains his project to Rita Nelson at the school science fair in December

Bennett Hensey explains his project to Rita Nelson at the school science fair in December

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS
Staff Writer

Kenwood Academy High School 11th graders Sebastian Augusthy and Bennett Hensey won gold medals in late March for their science projects at the Chicago Public Schools Citywide Science Fair at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Out of the 315 CPS students who participated at the citywide science fair, the Kenwood, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., students are two of the 50 students that won gold medals. The gold medal winners will participate in the Illinois State Science Fair at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill., on May 2 and May 3.

Augusthy’s Science Project, which was in the zoology category, is titled “Effect of Copper Sulfate on Snails.” He received high ratings (6th in rank) for his research paper and has been selected as second runner up to participate in the International Science Fair in Los Angeles. Augusthy also won a gold medal for his symposium presentation.

Hensey’s Science Project, which was in the physics category, is titled “Velocity’s Effect on Rotational Movement of a Spring System.” His project focuses on the rotational characteristics of a rotating mass connected by a spring. Hensey is one of three students moving forward in the state competition representing the physics category.

d.phillips@hpherald.com