Aliya Tourville of FHS participated in "An Artistic Discovery," along with students from Al-Amal School and Columbia Heights High School.
Fridley High School student Aliya Tourville placed second in An Artistic Discovery, the annual Congressional Art Competition among students in Minnesota's Fifth Congressional District. Other Fridley-area students participating in the competition included Sidhra Musari of Al-Amal School and Deandra Bardell and Andrea Pamo of Columbia Heights High School. A Shadow's Offering by Southwest High School sophomore Grace Miller placed first and will hang on exhibit at the U.S. Capitol for one year. Marissa Nicol, also from Southwest High School, placed third. See a gallery of photos from the annual Arts Education Forum and awards reception on Tuesday.
Dad's missing toe prompted Fridley school students to study flatworm regeneration.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Two students scientists from Al-Amal School in Fridley were among more than 500 students at the 75th Annual Minnesota State Science & Engineering Fair last weekend. Ayub Ali, a seventh grader, got the idea for an experiment on regenerating body parts while talking to his father, who lost a toe after being shot as a soldier in Somalia, according to an article by Sheila Regan at the Twin Cities Daily Planet. Ali and partner Adam Adan tested how aspartame and caffeine affect planaria, a kind of flatworm that can regenerate lost body parts. Ali told Regan caffeine did not spur faster regeneration, as the team had predicted. Rather, the worms appeared to have overdosed on it. Al-Amal held an all-school science fair for its middle- and high-…