Storm Lake St. Mary’s Students Participate in SCI@BVU Event

The Storm Lake St. Mary’s High School human anatomy and physiology class participated in the SCI@BVU competition this past Friday at Buena Vista University’s Estelle Siebens Science Center.

The event provided high school students from across the state an opportunity to work together and solve a mocked-up murder case using forensic science. The hands-on lab activities included DNA samples, fingerprints, pharmaceuticals, and code-cracking. The students, accompanied by their science, math, or TAG teachers, were divided into teams of four to use information from the crime scene to solve a complicated murder mystery.

Six St. Mary’s students participated including John Ching, Bennett Smith, Natalie Green, Arianna Ramirez Pantoja, Crystal Sennert, and Aidan Cavazos.



Kathleen “Kay” Schmitt

Kathleen “Kay” Schmitt passed away peacefully at her home on the afternoon of June 18, 2024, surrounded by her three daughters.

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