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Newton County School System is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 District Science Fair. Over 150 students in middle and high school competed at the science fair at Newton College and Career Academy on January 11. Winners will now move on to the Griffin RESA Regional Science Fair on February 7.  There the NCSS students will compete against students from Fayette, Henry, Griffin-Spalding, Butts, Pike, Lamar, and Thomaston Upson county schools. 

 The following is a list of all Newton County School System winners along with their project titles: 


STUDENT

SCHOOL


DIVISION

PROJECT

MIDDLE SCHOOL (Jr. Level)

Billy Love

Indian Creek Middle School

Physics & Astronomy

Drop Zone

Madison Turner

Indian Creek Middle School

Physics & Astronomy

How to Shoot Straight

Emma Raines

Indian Creek Middle School

Animal Science

Ba Da Ba Ba Da…What’s it Weigh?

Frank Holmes

Indian Creek Middle School

Animal Science

Bugs in Space

Caroline Dumdie

Indian Creek Middle School

Physics & Astronomy

Pour it, Drop it, & Let it Flow

Mackenzie Mallard

Indian Creek Middle School

BioChemsitry

The Effects of pH on Enzyme Reactions

Harrison Bohannon

Indian Creek Middle School

Animal Science

“Dye”namic Effects on A’maze”ing Mice

Wesley Rains

Indian Creek Middle School

Physics & Astronomy

Cool Soda

Tommy Herron &
Evan Gravitt

Indian Creek Middle School

Environmental Sciences

Biodegradable…or Not?

Daphne Ramirez &
Jarod Wayne

Indian Creek Middle School

Mathematical Sciences

Math to the Beat

Brooks Benton &
Casey Potts

Indian Creek Middle School

Energy & Transportation

It’s Complicated

Daniel Phillips &
Austin Parish

Indian Creek Middle School

Micobiology

The Dirty Equipment

Khalia Cummings

Clements Middle School

Chemistry

Operation Fizzy!

Anthony Fiddes

Clements Middle School

Plant Sciences

Does Noise Grow?

Kiara Woodruff

Clements Middle School

Plant Sciences

Contaminants Prevent or Enhance Plant Growth?

Diana Vo

Clements Middle School

Physics & Astronomy

What’s the Faster Way to Cool a Soda?

Sarah Barrentine, Emily Toro, & Emma Bryant

Liberty Middle School

Animal Science

How Much Worm is a Worm?

Kacie Gartner &
Kara Gartner

Liberty Middle School

Physics & Astronomy

What is Electromagnetism and How Does it Work?

Logan Arnold

Cousins Middle School

Physics & Astronomy

What is the Average Expansion of a 9mm Bullet When Fired Into Water?

Curtis Broadnax

Cousins Middle School

Engineering-Materials & Bioengineering

What Type of Tape Works Best on Cardboard?

Allison Cope

Cousins Middle School

Physics & Astronomy

What is the Strongest Paper Towel Brand?

Lauren Cumming

Cousins Middle School

BioChemistry

Are You Really Sanitizing Your Home?

Michael Hipps

Cousins Middle School

Plant Sciences

Will the Color of Light Affect Plant Growth?

Ethan Holmes

Cousins Middle School

Animal Science

What Mouse Trap Bait do Mice Prefer?

Georgia Holmes

Cousins Middle School

Mathematical Sciences

Which Brand of Popcorn Pops the Most Kernels?

Dekaria Kelly

Cousins Middle School

Chemistry

The Effect of Temperature on Reaction Time

Gabby Martin

Cousins Middle School

Environmental Sciences

Simple Water Filtration System Using Recyclable Materials

Aidan Moon

Cousins Middle School

Chemistry

Will a Homemade Geode Form Faster in Full Light?

Katherine Oliver

Cousins Middle School

Medicine & Health Sciences

What is the Best Method to Wash Your Hands?

Garrett Stevens

Cousins Middle School

Chemistry

What is Homemade Floam?

Manroop Sunner

Cousins Middle School

Plant Sciences

Which Fruit Ripens Faster: Banana or Avacado?

Danielle Williamson

Cousins Middle School

Chemistry

How Does Dishwashing Liquid Clean Away Oil?

Tyler Davis &
Conrad Martin, Jr.

Newton County Theme School at Ficquett

Plant Sciences

What are the Effects of Acid Rain on the Growth of Plants?

Billy Allen

Newton County Theme School at Ficquett

Medicine & Health Sciences

Which is the Best Source for Drinking Water?

Catherine Campbell

Newton County Theme School at Ficquett

Engineering & Electrical

Potato Power

Eli Vinson

Newton County Theme School at Ficquett

Microbiology

Which Animal Saliva Has the Most Bacteria?

Dory Berry

Newton County Theme School at Ficquett

Chemistry

The Art and Science of Melting Crayons

HIGH SCHOOL (SR. LEVEL)

Alex Grady

Newton High School

Physics & Astronomy

Don’t Call it a Comeback

Christopher Gray

Newton High School

Physics & Astronomy

Space Race

Vitaliy Semenikhin

Newton High School

Environmental Sciences

How Do Oils Affect Biodiesel?

“Congratulations to the exemplary students who received recognition at our district fair and moved forward to the regional competition in February,” said Samantha Fuhrey, Deputy Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. “All students represented their schools well and are to be commended for their efforts.  The accomplishments of our students would not be possible without the support and guidance of our competing students’ parents and teachers.”

For more information on the NCSS District Science Fair, contact Ms. Lynn House at house.lynn@newton.k12.ga.us.

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