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Newton County School System middle and high school students fared extremely well in the recent Griffin RESA Regional Science Fair. Overall,  12 projects earned first place awards, 7 projects received second place awards and 13 projects won third place awards.  All students winning first place awards will move on to the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair at the University of Georgia in March of this year.

 

In addition to winning a first place award, Vitaliy Semenikhin of Newton High School also won the I-SWEEP Recognition Award and the United States Air Force Award for his project. Middle school students Billy Love from Indian Creek; Tyler Davis, Conrad Martin, Jr., and Billy Allen from Newton County Theme School at Ficquett; and Aidan Moon from Cousins Middle School also won the prestigious Broadcom Masters award in addition to their first place honors for their projects.

 

Newton County School System’s students competed against students from Fayette, Henry, Griffin-Spalding, Butts, Pike, Lamar, and Thomaston Upson county schools. 

 

“Science is extremely important in this modern age we live in,” said Gary Mathews, Superintendent of Newton County Schools. “We are so proud to see so many of our students not only enter the regional science fair, but perform so exceedingly well!  Thanks to our students and teachers!”

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

 

 


STUDENT

SCHOOL

DIVISION

AWARD

PROJECT

JUNIOR DIVISION

Billy Love

Indian Creek Middle School

Physics & Astronomy

1st Place & Broadcom Masters

Drop Zone

Mackenzie Mallard

Indian Creek Middle School

BioChemsitry

1st Place

The Effects of pH on Enzyme Reactions

Anthony Fiddes

Clements Middle School

Plant Sciences

1ST Place

Does Noise Grow?

Diana Vo

Clements Middle School

Physics & Astronomy

1st Place

What’s the Faster Way to Cool a Soda?

Michael Hipps

Cousins Middle School

Plant Sciences

1st Place

Will the Color of Light Affect Plant Growth?

Aidan Moon

Cousins Middle School

Chemistry

1st Place & Broadcom Masters

Will a Homemade Geode Form Faster in Full Light?

Tyler Davis &
Conrad Martin, Jr.

Newton County Theme School at Ficquett

Plant Sciences

1st Place & Broadcom Masters

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

Billy Allen

Newton County Theme School at Ficquett

Medicine & Health Sciences

1st Place & Broadcom Masters

Which is the Best Source for Drinking Water?

Eli Vinson

Newton County Theme School at Ficquett

Microbiology

1st Place

Which Animal Saliva Has the Most Bacteria?

Harrison Bohannon

Indian Creek Middle School

Animal Science

2nd Place

“Dye”namic Effects on A’maze”ing Mice

Wesley Rains

Indian Creek Middle School

Physics & Astronomy

2nd Place

Cool Soda

Tommy Herron &
Evan Gravitt

Indian Creek Middle School

Environmental Sciences

2nd Place

Biodegradable…or Not?

Brooks Benton &
Casey Potts

Indian Creek Middle School

Energy & Transportation

2nd Place

It’s Complicated

Curtis Broadnax

Cousins Middle School

Engineering-Materials & Bioengineering

2nd Place

What Type of Tape Works Best on Cardboard?

Allison Cope

Cousins Middle School

Physics & Astronomy

2nd Place

What is the Strongest Paper Towel Brand?

Ethan Holmes

Cousins Middle School

Animal Science

2nd Place

What Mouse Trap Bait do Mice Prefer?

Madison Turner

Indian Creek Middle School

Physics & Astronomy

3rd Place

How to Shoot Straight

Emma Raines

Indian Creek Middle School

Animal Science

3rd Place

Ba Da Ba Ba Da…What’s it Weigh?

Frank Holmes

Indian Creek Middle School

Animal Science

3rd Place

Bugs in Space

Caroline Dumdie

Indian Creek Middle School

Physics & Astronomy

3rd Place

Pour it, Drop it, & Let it Flow

Daphne Ramirez &
Jarod Wayne

Indian Creek Middle School

Mathematical Sciences

3rd Place

Math to the Beat

Sarah Barrentine, Emily Toro, & Emma Bryant

Liberty Middle School

Animal Science

3rd Place

How Much Worm is a Worm?

Kacie Gartner &
Kara Gartner

Liberty Middle School

Physics & Astronomy

3rd Place

What is Electromagnetism and How Does it Work?

Lauren Cumming

Cousins Middle School

BioChemistry

3rd Place

Are You Really Sanitizing Your Home?

Georgia Holmes

Cousins Middle School

Mathematical Sciences

3rd Place

Which Brand of Popcorn Pops the Most Kernels?

Gabby Martin

Cousins Middle School

Environmental Sciences

3rd Place

Simple Water Filtration System Using Recyclable Materials

Katherine Oliver

Cousins Middle School

Medicine & Health Sciences

3rd Place

What is the Best Method to Wash Your Hands?

Manroop Sunner

Cousins Middle School

Plant Sciences

3rd Place

Which Fruit Ripens Faster: Banana or Avacado?

Danielle Williamson

Cousins Middle School

Chemistry

3rd Place

How Does Dishwashing Liquid Clean Away Oil?

SENIOR DIVISION

Alex Grady

Newton High School

Physics & Astronomy

1ST PLACE

Don’t Call it a Comeback

Christopher Gray

Newton High School

Physics & Astronomy

1ST PLACE

Space Race

Vitaliy Semenikhin

Newton High School

Environmental Sciences

1ST PLACE;
I-SWEEP Recognition Award; & United States Air Force Award

How Do Oils Affect Biodiesel?

 

“All of the students who participated in the Griffin RESA Regional Science & Engineering Fair on Thursday, February 7, 2013 are to be commended for their hard work,” said Dr. Stephanie Gordy, Executive Director of Griffin RESA. “The quality of the projects presented was outstanding.  We are excited for our junior and senior division students with first place projects. These students will represent us at the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair (GSEF) in March 2013.  The two top projects in the senior division will represent us at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in May 2013.” 

Gordy added, “The Newton County School System had an impressive showing in our regional fair.  These results are reflective of the positive impact of their hard working science teachers.” 

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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