Inquisitor Recap:  The Feb Edition

   There are a lot of great articles in the paper – I am going to summarize two of them in this posting and the rest in the next one.

                                                Swimming & Diving

   Seton hosted the State Swim Meet for Independent School for the 5th year in a row.  Much work for Coach Koehr and the whole Seton contingent, and as always highly praised by coaches, swimmers, judges and Swimming World Magazine which covered the event.  Seton’s girls took 3rd in DII and ninth overall; Seton’s boys took 6th and 17th overall.  The Journal Messenger chose seniors Alex Doonis, Cat Rogers and Vincent Dunn as All-Area 1st Team, and freshman Alex Sinner and sophomore Joe Duran for 2nd team.  Joe’s award was for diving, all others for swimming.

   Alex and Cat took Gold and Silver in the 50 free.  Alex also qualified for Junior Nationals in Orlando.  Other high finishes:  Vincent 4th in 100 Fly; Boys 200 Medley Relay 14th and Boys 200 Free Relay 19th.  Though the girls streak of four straight State Championships came to an end, they once again, for the 4th year in a row, won the Sportsmanship Trophy.  Top divers for Seton were Sarah Zapian 9th and Joe Duran 6th

   Congratulations to Seton’s most successful sport.  To read Coach Koehr’s and Coach Duran’s commentary on the team and to see pictures go to   It is well worth the read.

                                                Science Fair Results

   Seton is sending another impressive array of projects to the regional science fair to be held March 17th.  Here’s a list of the 1st place winners at the Seton Fair.  You should notice the names of siblings or children of alumni among the winners.

Animal Science:  Virginia Germain: Colors Matter to All;   Behavioral & Social Sciences:  Vincent Terreri:  Numbers, Numbers Flying By…; Biochemistry: Fiona Geiran:  Calories Out of the Frying Plan and Into the Fire;  Chemistry:  Jonathan Stine:  Carbon Monoxide:  A Hidden Danger?;   Computer Science:  Nathaniel Lewandowski:  Where on Earth…?;   Materials & Bioengineering:  Anna Cook:  The Flexibility of Different Types of Paint;   Medicine & Health:  Emily Baker:  Reading – What Genre Affects Your Heart Rate Most?; and Claire Birch:  The Physical Effects of Lying;   Microbiology:  Siena Mantooth:  Grapes of Bath:  Sanitizing Your Grapes; and Claire Rafter:  What’s in Your Water?;   Physics & Astronomy:  Andrew Bishop:  Rocet Aerodynamics;   Plant Sciences:  Bernadette Rohan:  Thirsty Plants.   

    One of my favorite parts of science fairs is the clever titles that are chosen for the projects.  Seton has had a number of projects go on to the International Science Fair.  A couple years ago it was in Reno, NV, where my brother lives, and he went to the Fair and found the Seton entry. 



    Ok – that’s it for now.  Be sure to go to and read all about it.  Mr. Koehr and Mrs. Duran have great write-ups. 


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