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News

April 10, 2016

Logan Putnam, Jared Seals, and Ian Kennedy of Indian Creek Middle School won
 Second Honors at the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair.


Newton County School System (NCSS) middle and high school students brought home several awards from the recent Georgia Science and Engineering Fair (GSEF)! In order to participate in the State Science Fair, students must first have won at both their local school system science fair and their regional science fair.

At GSEF, the exhibitors have the opportunity to share their research with some of the top scientists in Georgia and compete for awards and scholarships.

Below is a complete listing of NCSS students and their awards:


STUDENT

SCHOOL

 

GRADE

 

AWARD

 

CATEGORY

PROJECT

JUNIOR DIVISION

Ian Kennedy, Logan Putnam, and Jared Seals

Indian Creek Middle

8th

Second Honors

Physical
Science

“The Age of Fuel Cells”

Caroline Piper

Indian Creek Middle

8th

Third Honors

Biological Science

“How Does Magnetism Affect Planaria Regeneration?”

Maddie Farill & Sarah Schlueter

Newton County Theme

8th

Fourth Honors; Sigma XI, CDC Chapter Public Health Science Award-Junior Division; & Tellus’ Future Science Stars Award-Alternate

Biological Science

“How to Best Treat Hypoglycemia”

SENIOR DIVISION

Elizabeth Cooper

Newton College & Career Academy

10th

Tellus’ Future Science Stars Award

Biological Science

“Radioactive Repercussions”

Luke Campbell

Alcovy High

11th

Fourth Honors & Inspiring Excellence Award-Student

Biological Science

“Testing the Validity of Pea D’Alcosan Antimicrobial Agent”

“Congratulations to all of our outstanding scientists,” said NCSS Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey. “They have represented their schools and our school system extremely well. They have won first place in both our school system and the regional science fair and have now brought home awards from the state competition. This is an exceptional accomplishment and I commend each of them for a job well done.”

Fuhrey added, “I take great pride in the fact that Newton County School System students continue to excel not only in local and regional competitions but also at the state level.”

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