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Creative, innovative projects featured at District STEM Fair


Elementary and secondary level students displayed their creative and innovative projects at the Channelview Independent School District’s STEM Fair recently.

Unlike the traditional science fairs of years past, student projects were required to incorporate the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics – more commonly referred to as STEM.


The event also featured several major sponsors, including LyondellBasell, Mosaic, North Shore Rotary, Tubular Services LLC, Woodforest National Bank, IBI Group Architects and Lakeshore Learning.


The STEM Fair project winners are as follows:


Elementary Level

Best in Show – Kobe Galtney, fourth grade, Hamblen Elementary


Third Grade

First Place – Alex Silva, McMullan Elementary

Second Place – Manuel Chavez, McMullan Elementary

Third Place – Nicholas Rodriguez, Cobb Elementary


Fourth Grade

First Place – (tie) Kobe Galtney, Hamblen Elementary and Enrique Segura, McMullan Elementary

Second Place – Madison Laird, Hamblen Elementary

Third Place – Joaquin Sanchez, DeZavala Elementary


Fifth Grade

First Place – Valarie Gomez, Hamblen Elementary

Second Place – Travis Neil, McMullan Elementary

Third Place – Samantha Mares, DeZavala Elementary


Secondary Level – Problem Based Learning Team Projects

Sixth Grade

First Place – Mia Rodriguez and Kaylor Crawford, Aguirre Junior High

Second Place – Jesus Lopez and Trevian Hanner, Aguirre Junior High

Third Place – Adrian Hernandez and Yair Lara, Aguirre Junior High


Eighth Grade

First Place – Jennifer Duque and Glenda Sanchez, Alice Johnson Junior High

Second Place – Valarie Villegas, Sarah Cinco and Evelyn Sanchez, Alice Johnson Junior High

Third Place – Dylan Meade, Yahir Celedon and Joel Rivera, Alice Johnson Junior High


Biology Winners (High School)

First Place – Osvaldo Martinez, Abraham Flores and Abriel Andrade

Second Place – Yesica Santos, Maria Nunez and Britney Vargas

Third Place – Cassandra Cazares, Angela Martinez and Gelsey Fragoso