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News

March 2, 2018

   
 Petra Aten
Indian Creek Middle
Jeremy Mitchell
Newton County Theme School
 
 Eastside High School
(L-R): Sydney Meeler, Braxton Buff, Madeline Farill, and Sarah Schlueter

Newton County School System (NCSS) middle and high school students racked up the awards at the recent Griffin RESA Regional Science Fair. In fact, of the 24 NCSS projects competing in the fair, 22 of them won awards. Overall, five NCSS projects earned first place awards, 11 projects received second place awards, and six 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 22-24, 2018.

In addition to their first place awards, several students also brought home additional awards of recognition from the Regional Science Fair. Eastside High School sophomore, Braxton Buff, won the American Psychological Association award for his project and Petra Aten of Indian Creek Middle School won the Broadcom Masters award for her 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.  Jeremy Mitchell of Newton County Theme School won both the Broadcom Masters award and the Office of Naval Research/United States Navy and Marine Corps award for his project.

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 so many of our student competitors bring home awards 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

Petra Aten

Indian Creek

8

1st Place & Broadcom Masters Award

Materials Science

“Microwave Enhanced Therapeutic Heating”

Jeremy Mitchell

Theme School

7

1st Place; Office of Naval Research/U.S. Navy & Marine Corps Award; & Broadcom Masters Award

Biomedical and Health Sciences

“What Drink Best Replaces Lost Electrolytes in Athletes?”

FIRST PLACE-HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION

Sarah Schlueter & Madeline Farill

Eastside

10

1st Place

Biomedical and Health Sciences

“Insulin Pump System”

Sydney Meeler

Eastside

10

1st Place

Microbiology

“Resistance is Futile: Part III”

Braxton Buff

Eastside

10

1st Place & American Psychological Association Award

Behavioral and Social Sciences

“How Diction and Syntax Influence Behavior”

SECOND PLACE-MIDDLE SCHOOL COMPETITION

Kayla Dickerson & Alice Kennedy

Indian Creek

8

2nd Place

Microbiology

“E. Coli vs Dog Saliva”

Bailey Smith

Indian Creek

8

2nd Place

Mathematics

“Energy Drinks”

Ava Schlueter

Theme School

7

2nd Place

Earth and Environmental Sciences

“Yellow River Water Recreational Safety”

Grace Watts

Theme School

8

2nd Place

Robotics and Intelligent Machines

“A Helping Hand”

Katelin Wilber

Theme School

7

2nd Place

Biomedical and Health Sciences

“Saddle Up! Does the Height of the Jump Increase the Rider’s Concussion Risk?”

Jordan Nealy

Cousins

6

2nd Place

Energy: Physical

“Roller Coaster Marbles”

David Phillips

Liberty

8

2nd Place

Chemistry

“Chill Out”

Holden Hall, Gavin Mask, & Nick Mitchell

Indian Creek

8

2nd Place

Energy: Physical

“What Material Makes the Best Newton’s Cradle?”

Charleigh Adams

Indian Creek

6

2nd Place

Biomedical and Health Sciences

“Stop Do Thirty”

SECOND PLACE-HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION

Sam Dage

Alcovy/NCCA STEM Institute

10

2nd Place

Materials Science

“House on the Rock”

Jared Seals & Zachary Moore

Eastside/NCCA STEM Institute

10

2nd Place

Engineering Mechanics

“Joint Four Joint”

THIRD PLACE-MIDDLE SCHOOL COMPETITION

Asiah Merritt

Liberty

8

3rd Place

Chemistry

“What Are You Drinking?”

Jaimoni Parker

Theme School

7

3rd Place

Materials Science

“Testing Lip Balms”

Cameron Potter

Indian Creek

6

3rd Place

Plant Sciences

“Food Security & Vertical Gardening”

Jay Nipper

Indian Creek

7

3rd Place

Biology

“Think Fast”

THIRD PLACE-HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION

Josh Sewell

Newton

9

3rd Place

Biomedical and Health Sciences

“3D Printing: An Application”

Mason Garrett

Alcovy

10

3rd Place

Engineering Mechanics

“Auto or Manual?”

 

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

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