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Chickens hatched at St. Wendelin School

St. Wendelin Catholic School students, from left, Lily Tirk, Taylor Ball, Lucas Hawk, Nev Shriver and Charlotte Scardina give water to their baby chickens on Monday, May 13. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle

The fourth- and fifth-grade science students at St. Wendelin Catholic School in Butler have spent the past four weeks raising baby chickens as part of an embryology experiment overseen by science teacher Lee Dittman.

True to the Catholic denomination of the school, four of the chicks were named Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Others were named Clouse and Father Matt.

The first of the chicks to successfully hatch as part of the experiment hatched on Tuesday, May 7.

St. Wendelin Catholic School student Taylor Ball holds a baby chicken that her science classes raised over a four week period, on Monday, May 13. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
St. Wendelin Catholic School student Nev Shriver holds a baby chicken that her science classes raised over a four-week period, on Monday, May 13. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
St. Wendelin Catholic School student Nev Shriver holds a baby chicken which her science classes raised over a four-week period, on Monday May 13. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
St. Wendelin Catholic School student Lucas Hawk holds a baby chicken, which his science class raised over a four-week period, on Monday May 13. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
St. Wendelin Catholic School student Nev Shriver holds a baby chicken which her science class raised over a four-week period, on Monday, May 13. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
St. Wendelin Catholic School students from left Collin Ricciardella, Taylor Ball, Lucas Hawk, Nev Shriver and Charlotte Scardina give water to their baby chickens, which their science classes raised over a four week period, on Monday, May 13. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
St. Wendelin Catholic School student Lucas Hawk holds a baby chicken, which his science class raised over a four-week period, on Monday May 13. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Matthew, a newly hatched chick, is photographed at St. Wendelin School. The chick is one of several recently hatched in an experiment led by Lee Dittman, fourth- and fifth-grade science teacher. Submitted Photo
John, a newly hatched chick, is photographed at St. Wendelin School. The chick is one of several recently hatched in an experiment led by Lee Dittman, fourth- and fifth-grade science teacher. Submitted Photo
Luke, a newly hatched chick, is photographed at St. Wendelin School. The chick is one of several recently hatched in an experiment led by Lee Dittman, fourth- and fifth-grade science teacher. Submitted Photo
Father Matt, a newly hatched chick, is photographed at St. Wendelin School. The chick is one of several recently hatched in an experiment led by Lee Dittman, fourth- and fifth-grade science teacher. Submitted Photo
Clouse, a newly hatched chick, is photographed at St. Wendelin School. The chick is one of several recently hatched in an experiment led by Lee Dittman, fourth- and fifth-grade science teacher. Submitted Photo
Lee Dittman, the fourth- and fifth-grade science teacher, holds one of several chicks recently hatched at St. Wendelin School. Submitted Photo
Lee Dittman, the fourth- and fifth-grade science teacher, holds one of several chicks recently hatched at St. Wendelin School. Submitted Photo
Mark, a newly hatched chick, is photographed at St. Wendelin School. The chick is one of several recently hatched in an experiment led by Mrs. Lee Dittman, fourth- and fifth-grade science teacher. Submitted Photo

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