McSherrystown, PA – Four Delone Catholic High School students received recognition at the York County Science and Engineering Fair (YCSEF) held at Penn State York March 7-10. Freshmen students Jacob Fleming, Lily Shriner and Keefer Stiles and Sophomore student Tyler Hillson all placed first or second in their respective categories. Shriner and Stiles both received a special award from the American Meteorological Society for their projects measuring the health of waterways in Adams County. Stile’s project also earned him the Stockholm Junior Water Prize. Shriner’s project was recognized for excellence by York Township.
Hillson’s project “Effectiveness of cephalopod ink as a non-toxic, naturally derived flame retardant” earned first place in his category, was recognized for special awards by the American Statistical Society and ASM Materials Education Foundation and earned him a $1500 award with the Adhesives Research Award. Hillson’s work was ultimately recognized when he was named Reserve Grand Champion in the Senior Division.
About Delone Catholic High School: Delone Catholic High School educates and challenges students spiritually, academically, physically, socially and aesthetically within the traditions and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. This challenge will inspire students to encounter Jesus Christ personally and to “Be Doers of the Word.”