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2021 Pennsylvania Statistical Poster Competition Winners

May 18, 2021 Tags: STEAM

The Science Outreach Center and Mathematics Department at Saint Francis University is  pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Pennsylvania Statistics Poster Competition. The annual  state competition is in its twenty-fifth year overall, and is coordinated for the thirteenth year by Saint  Francis University.

Cash awards of $96 for first place, $72 for second place, $48 for third place, and  $24 for fourth place in each of four grade levels are awarded to the students who submitted winning  posters. External financial support is provided by several regional and state professional organizations,  including: Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Mathematics Council of Western PA,  Harrisburg Chapter of the American Statistical Association, and Pittsburgh Chapter of the American  Statistical Association. A statistics poster is a display containing two or more related graphics that  summarize a set of data, looks at the data from different points of view, and answers specific questions  about the data. The 178 posters submitted electronically included 26 in the K-3 grade category, 72 in  the 4-6 grade category, 32 in the 7-9 grade category, and 48 in the 10-12 grade category. These 178 posters were submitted from a total of 342 students! Judging for the state competition was held on  March 26, 2021. Winning posters were then submitted to the Data Visualization Poster Competition,  which is coordinated by the American Statistical Association. Congratulations to all the students who  created and submitted the winning and honorable mention posters, and to the teachers, parents and  mentors who guided the students.  

Check out the posters here!

Grades K-3 Winning Posters 2021 

First Place: Evelyn Kuo, Where“In the World” is Ahtohallan? Rydal Elementary School, Mentor:  Yin-Ming Kuo 

Second Place: Annika Martin and Amelia Simaku, Have More Dogs Been Adopted During COVID 19 in 2020 Than the Previous Year? Roslyn Elementary School, Mentor: Amy Martin Third Place: Ian Littlefield, Cool Paper Airplane Stats, Owatin Creek Elementary School, Teacher: Kathy Walker 

Fourth Place: Nattai Shoham, Does COVID-19 and Online Learning Effect Kids Sleeping Patterns? Rydal Elementary School, Teacher: Pamela DaSilva 

Top Honorable Mention: Maggie Dombard, Who’s Missing? Rydal Elementary School, Teacher: Pamela DaSilva 

Honorable Mention: Isaac Freeman, Gaming the $ystem, Rydal Elementary School, Teacher: Pamela  DaSilva 

Honorable Mention: Elizabeth Mathai, Seeing the Trends! Mast Community Charter School, Mentor: Katrina Misczak  

Grades 4-6 Winning Posters 2021 

First Place: Carter Shannon and Connor Shannon, The Rotten Race, Rydal Elementary School,  Teacher: Pamela DaSilva 

Second Place: Connor Gibbons, Do You Get What You Pay For? Roslyn Elementary School, Mentor:  Bonnie Gibbons  

Third Place: Michelle Bonnette, Unmasking Pet Adoption, Roslyn Elementary School, Teacher: Bradley Bonnette 

Fourth Place: Carlos Hinkel, Pass the Super Bowl Guacamole, Rydal Elementary School, Teacher: Pamela DaSilva 

Top Honorable Mention: Evan Randolph, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per State in the East  Coast, Rydal Elementary School, Teacher: Pamela DaSilva 

Honorable Mention: Ella Laskey-Ruiz, Netflix vs. Hulu, Abington School District, Mentor: Angela  Ruiz  

Honorable Mention: Isadore Eisenstein, Germs Among Us, Rydal Elementary School, Teacher: Pamela DaSilva 

Honorable Mention: Brian Peters, Indoor Pets and Allergies, Rydal Elementary School, Teacher: Pamela DaSilva 

Honorable Mention: William Michalski, Lets Rock! Rydal Elementary School, Teacher: Pamela  DaSilva 

Honorable Mention: Leah Brice, Lottery: Played vs. Won, Overlook Elementary School, Teacher: Pamela DaSilva 

Grades 7-9 Winning Posters 2021 

First Place: Angela Mathai, Crystal Clear Water, Mast Community Charter School, Mentor: Elizabeth Glenn 

Second Place: Madeline Krassner, Generation Resilient, Abington Junior High School, Mentor: Kathryn Duffy 

Third Place: Elizabeth Folmer, Kaylie Gaye, Lily Bifano and Benjamin Steinbeck, How Does a  Middle School Student’s Sleep Schedule Differ During Online and In-person School? Windber Middle  School, Teacher: Katie Thomas 

Fourth Place: Hannah Smith and Meghan Restley, Apple or Samsung? Chestnut Ridge High School,  Teacher: Olivia Wissinger 

Top Honorable Mention: Spencer Steed and Cole Gable, Our Climate Crisis, Cocalico Middle  School, Teacher: Michelle Shirey 

Grades 10-12 Winning Posters 2021 

First Place: Alyssa Sipman and David Volchonok, Do High School Students Really Drink a Latte  Coffee? Lower Moreland High School, Teacher: Dennis Murphy 

Second Place: Luiza Vazquez, Samantha Osborne and Delaney McGee, Double Trouble, Mount  Lebanon High School, Teacher: Heather Pessy 

Third Place: Emma Taylor, Erin Zhou, Riley Horton, and Fulgence Ngui, Is Zoom Land Really  Snooze Land? Mount Lebanon High School, Teacher: Heather Pessy 

Fourth Place: Caroline Kennedy and Carmen Hagerty, Political Play, Mount Lebanon High School,  Teacher: Heather Pessy 

Top Honorable Mention: Abby Jones, Maya Jones and Maia Anderson, Cat Got Your Tongue?  Mount Lebanon High School, Teacher: Heather Pessy 

Honorable Mention: Meredith Reese, Delfina Szigethy and Maddie Snyder, A Couple Zzz’s or a Cup  of Joe? Mount Lebanon High School, Teacher: Heather Pessy

Honorable Mention: Mira Morris, Katy Meta, Grace Kearns and Audrey Anderson, Dudes for  Disney? Mount Lebanon High School, Teacher: Heather Pessy 

Honorable Mention: Katherine Wilkison and Alaina Smith, Love the Skin You’re In? Mount Lebanon High School, Teacher: Heather Pessy 

Honorable Mention: Madison Adams and Mason Beiswenger, Does COVID-19 Kill Grades? Bishop  Carroll Catholic High School, Teacher: Carol Carlisle 

Honorable Mention: Ava Prezioso, Morgan Palmer and Ashley Goodell, Starbucks vs. Dunkin, Mount Lebanon High School, Teacher: Heather Pessy 

Honorable Mention: Mary Hoffman, Ashley Barnett and Zoe Rebol, Honey…Where is My Super  Suit? Mount Lebanon High School, Teacher: Heather Pessy 

Honorable Mention: Peter Swindal, Ryan Vuillemot, Jackson Baer and Nathan Apanavicius, Smile  for the Camera! Mount Lebanon High School, Teacher: Heather Pessy 

Honorable Mention: Connor Frank, How Valuable is Your Identity? Mount Lebanon High School,  Teacher: Heather Pessy



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