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News

February 2, 2017

     
 Tony Ha
Clements Middle School
   Mason Garrett
Alcovy High School
 
Eva Fuhrey, Josh Sewell, Ken Nguyen, & Caleb Hawkins
Cousins Middle School
 
Jackson Allen, Bailey Smith, Petra Aten, Kayla Edwards, Ivy McWaters, Garrison King,
Blake Farmer, Elias Dietrich, & Jet Rawls
Indian Creek Middle School
 
 Russell Danilchuk, David Byrke, Logan Dobar, & Julian Crockett
Liberty Middle School
 
 Aralyn Everett, Weston Avery, Clark Hanson, Abigail Prieto, Nia Simons, & Grace Watts
Newton County Theme School
 
 Alinna Aiken, Jordan Ash, Naomi King, Sarah Grijalva, & Gabriella Sanchez
Veterans Memorial Middle
 
Bethany Jones, Braxton Buff, Sydney Meeler, Madeline Farill, Sarah Schlueter, & Ellie Proffitt
Eastside High School
 
 Elizabeth Cooper, Najee Tillman, Dos Harper, Logan Putnam, Seth Carpenter, & Ian Kennedy
NCCA STEM Institute

Newton County School System (NCSS) middle and high school students racked up the awards at the recent Griffin RESA Regional Science Fair. In fact, every NCSS student who participated won a first, second, or third place award at the event. Overall, six NCSS projects earned first place awards, 18 projects received second place awards, and eight projects won third place awards.  All students winning first place awards will represent Newton County School System at the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair at the University of Georgia, March 30-April 1, 2017. 

In addition to their placement awards, several students also brought home additional awards of recognition from the Regional Science Fair. Alcovy High School student Mason Garrett won the Coweta-Fayette Georgia Tech Club Award in addition to his second place ribbon for his project. Petra Aten not only won first place for her project but also brought home two very prestigious honors—the Office of Naval Research/United States Navy & Marine Corps Award and the Broadcom Masters Award. David Byrke and Russell Danilchuk of Liberty Middle School also won a first place award and the Broadcom Masters Award for their joint project. The Broadcom Masters award is the highest award given to middle school students at the regional competition and all winners are invited to compete in the Broadcom Masters competition in Washington, D.C.  

The amount of awards earned by Newton County School System’s students speaks volumes about their talent, as they competed against the best and brightest students from Fayette, Henry, Griffin-Spalding, Butts, Pike, Lamar, and Thomaston Upson county schools. 

“I am absolutely thrilled and so very impressed by our students’ success at the regional science fair,” said NCSS Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey. “To have every single one of our student competitors bring home an award is an outstanding accomplishment. I know for a fact, and have been saying for years, that Newton County School System is home to some of the most academically gifted students in the state. Our students continually prove in competitions such as this that they can compete with and out-perform the very best students the state of Georgia has to offer. I am so proud of each and every one of them and wish those moving on to the state competition the very best of luck. I know they will represent their schools and our school system well!”

The following is a list of all Newton County School System Regional Science Fair winners:


STUDENT

SCHOOL

 

GRADE

 

AWARD

CATEGORY

 

PROJECT

FIRST PLACE-MIDDLE SCHOOL COMPETITION

Russell Danilchuk & David Byrke

Liberty

8th

1st Place

Physical Science

“Magnets & Motors”

Petra Aten

Indian Creek

7th

1st Place

Physical Science

“Keeping Warm”

SECOND PLACE-MIDDLE SCHOOL COMPETITION

Tony Ha

Clements

8th

2nd Place

Physical Science

“How Can Citric Acid & Sugar Affect the Growth of Gummy Bears Through Osmosis?”

Grace Watts

Newton County Theme

7th

2nd Place

Biological Science

“A Helping Hand”

Nia Simons

Newton County Theme

8th

2nd Place

Physical Science

“Coffee Muggin”

Aralyn Everett

Newton County Theme

8th

2nd Place

Biological Science

“Do Gamers React Faster than Non-Gamers?”

Eva Fuhrey

Cousins

7th

2nd Place

Physical Science

“’Eggs’plaining Teeth Stains”

Caleb Hawkins

Cousins

6th

2nd Place

Physical Science

“How the Strength of Magnets Varies With Temperature”

Ken Nguyen

Cousins

8th

2nd Place

Biological Science

“Poop Energy”

Naomi King, Jordyn Ash, & Alinna Aiken

Veterans Memorial

7th

2nd Place

Biological Science

“Magnificent Breakfast Cereal”

Elias Dietrich

Indian Creek

8th

2nd Place

Biological Science

“Georgia Soils: Soil Types vs Moisture Content”

Clark Hanson & Weston Avery

Newton County Theme

8th  & 7th  

2nd Place

Biological Science

“Sodalicious Name Brands”

Julian Crockett

Liberty

8th

2nd Place

Biological Science

“Cleaning Oil Spills with What?!”

Logan Dobar

Liberty

8th

2nd Place

Physical Science

“Fuel Cell Efficiency Across Temperatures”

Jackson Allen

Indian Creek

6th

2nd Place

Physical Science

“Blood Spatter”

Ivy McWaters

Indian Creek

8th

2nd Place

Physical Science

“EXPO Makes the Mark”

Gabriela Sanchez

Veterans Memorial

8th

2nd Place

Biological Science

“Dog Saliva vs Bacteria”

THIRD PLACE-MIDDLE SCHOOL COMPETITION

Kayla Edwards

Indian Creek

8th

3rd Place

Physical Science

“Bridges”

Josh Sewell

Cousins

8th

3rd Place

Physical Science

“3D Printing: An Application”

Garrison King, Blake Farmer, & Jet Rawls

Indian Creek

8th

3rd Place

Physical Science

“Who Needs Batteries?”

Abigail Prieto

Newton County Theme

8th

3rd Place

Biological Science

“Building a Gel Electrophoresis Chamber”

Bailey Smith

Indian Creek

7th

3rd Place

Biological Science

“How Cooking Methods Relate to Food Deterioration”

Sarah Grijalva

Veterans Memorial

8th

3rd Place

Physical Science

“How Does the Speed of a Rotor Affect the Amount of Lift?”

FIRST PLACE-HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION

Madeline Farill & Sarah Schlueter

Eastside

9th

1st Place

Biological Science

“Examining the Efficacy of the Bluetooth Tandem Communication-Type 1 Diabetes”

Seth Carpenter & Najee Tillman

Alcovy & NCCA STEM Institute/Newton & NCCA STEM Institute

11th

1st Place

Biological Science

“Do You Recall?”

Elizabeth Cooper

Eastside & NCCA STEM Institute

12th

1st Place

Biological Science

“Iridology: What Can Your Eyes Tell You?”

Braxton Buff

Eastside

9th

1st Place

Biological Science

“How Diction & Syntax Can Influence Behavioral Outcomes”

SECOND PLACE-HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION

Sydney Meeler

Eastside

9th

2nd Place

Biological Science

“Resistance is Futile, Part II: The Building of Antibiotic Resistance”

Logan Putnam & Ian Kennedy

Eastside & NCCA STEM Institute

9th

2nd Place

Physical Science

“The Age of Fuel Cells”

Mason Garrett

Alcovy

9th

2nd Place

Physical Science

“1,2,3…Spashoff: The Finale!”

THIRD PLACE-HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION

Dos Harper

Eastside & NCCA STEM Institute

11th

3rd Place

Biological Science

“BuzzKill 2.0”

Bethany Jones & Ellie Proffitt

Eastside

10th

3rd Place

Biological Science

“The Effects of Disinfecting Cosmetic Applicators on Microbial Contaminants”


For more information, contact Ms. Sherri Davis-Viniard, Director of Public Relations for Newton County Schools at davis-viniard.sherri@newton.k12.ga.us.

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