NCSS 2019 District Science Fair

NCSS Announces Winners of District Science Fair
Posted on 01/08/2020
female middle school student standing in front of science fair projectNewton County School System (NCSS) is pleased to announce the winners of the NCSS 2019 District Science Fair. All middle and high school students who earned first place awards will now move on to challenge students from Fayette, Henry, Griffin-Spalding, Butts, Pike, Lamar, and Thomaston Upson county schools at Griffin RESA Regional Science & Engineering Fair on February 6, 2020. (A small group of elementary students also participated in the district science fair to gain experience and exposure to the competition.)

“Congratulations to each of our science fair winners,” said Samantha Fuhrey, superintendent of Newton County School System. “I know that a lot of time and effort goes into researching and conducting science experiments for each project; I commend each of the students for taking the time to participate. I was very much impressed by the wide variety of projects on display at the science fair. Our students conducted some extremely high caliber experiments so I know our first place winners will represent Newton County School System well in the regional science fair.”

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

2019 District Science Fair Winners; This is Alt Text
 Name   School    Grade     Project Title    Category    Place
 Ava Ricci   Fairview Elementary      You Should Not Have to "Carie" Your Teeth    Life Science    1st 
 Aiden Walls   Mansfield Elementary      Which Liquid is Best?    Life Science    1st 
 Payton Tremblay   South Salem Elementary      Hydrate Your Plants    Life Science    1st 
 Josselin Zintzun   South Salem Elementary      Erosion Revisited    Earth Science    1st 
 Tristian Rascoe   Live Oak Elementary      What Keeps Apples from Turning Brown?    Physical Science    1st 
 Makayla Darnell   Heard-Mixon Elementary      You Got Pain-I Got the Answer    Physical Science    1st 
 Kaden O'Cain   Heard-Mixon Elementary      Egg-stra Stained    Physical Science    1st 
 Katie Williams   Mansfield Elementary      Hydropower    Engineering    1st 
 Kaylee Ransom   Live Oak Elementary      Can Your Plants Grow with Other Liquids?    Life Science    2nd 
 Elizabeth Mendez   Livingston Elementary      Crazy Crystals    Earth Science    2nd 
 Madeline Malone   South Salem Elementary      Avoid Halitosis for the Holidays    Physical Science    2nd 
 Rob Thompson   East Newton Elementary      Payload Placement    Engineering    2nd 
 Paul Farmer   East Newton Elementary      The Capillary Effect    Life Science    3rd 
 Markita Little & Kaynise Hawkins   West Newton Elementary      Rocks    Earth Science    3rd 
 Aliya Mason   Fairview Elementary      Disappearing Act    Physical Science    3rd 
 William Sharpe & Connor May   Newton County Theme School      Which Bridge is Standing Up?    Engineering    3rd 
 Middle School                    
 Brooke Ellington   Newton County Theme School      Permanent or Not?    Chemistry    1st 
 Megan McElhaney   Newton County Theme School      Color's Effect on Temperature    Chemistry    1st 
 Tucker Consuegra   Newton County Theme School      What Type of Deer Bait Attracts the Most White-Tailed Deer?    Animal Sciences    1st 
 Kenzie Thompson   Newton County Theme School      Can Bees be Detectives?    Animal Sciences    1st 
 Nathaniel Stafford   Indian Creek Middle      Do Plants Respond More to Living or Nonliving Organisms?    Plant Sciences    1st 
 Katheryn Wilber   Newton County Theme School      Cover Your Cough    Biomedical/Health    1st 
 Chloe Icenhour   Newton County Theme School      Will Different Diets Affect Worm Casting Nutrients?    Environmental    1st 
 Ava Middlebrooks   Indian Creek Middle      Can You Blame the Supplies or the Bakers?    Materials Science    1st 
 Christopher Camba   Cousins Middle      How Does Current Affect LED Brightness?    Engineering: Mechanics    1st 
 Brooklynn Wescott   Indian Creek Middle      Does Candle Color Influence the Rate it Burns?    Energy: Physical    1st 
 Megan Ellington   Newton County Theme School      What's the Bright Idea?    Physics/Astronomy    1st 
 Jayden Wilson   Newton County Theme School      How Resistant are Some Types of Water to Electricity?    Materials Science    1st 
 Nathaniel Ehret   Newton County Theme School      What Type of Bat Will Make a Batted Ball Go the Farthest?    Physics/Astronomy   
 Sanaa Tripp & Galia Pittman   Clements Middle      Long Charger vs Short Charger    Energy: Physical    1st 
 Yakari Bryant & Donquitas Brittain, Jr.   Indian Creek Middle      Want to Make A Video Game? Here's How.    Systems Software    2nd 
 Kayla Plummer   Cousins Middle      Effects of Sodium Alginate and Spherification    Chemistry    2nd 
 Tasha Sigrah   Indian Creek Middle      Does Good Music Equal Good Grades?    Behavioral/Social    2nd 
 Imari  Humphrey & Kayla McKenzie   Clements Middle      How Does Alka Seltzer Affect Your Body?    Biomedical/Health    2nd 
 Ausar Dukes & Jeron Tucker, Jr.   Clements Middle      Easy Water    Environmental    2nd 
 Aubrey Norton   Cousins Middle      How Much Preservatives are in Your Favorite French Fries?    Biomedical/Health    2nd 
 Jordan Allen & Riley Rawls   Indian Creek Middle      Name Brand vs Store Brand    Behavioral/Social    2nd 
 Miranda Leslie, Grace Yi, & Ashlyn Hoy   Indian Creek Middle      Does Color Have a Taste?    Behavioral/Social    2nd 
 Grayson Carter & Joshua Stephenson   Cousins Middle      What Makes a Good Aerodynamic Design?    Physics/Astronomy    2nd 
 Kalyn Hansen   Indian Creek Middle      What is Electrolysis and What Effect Does it Have on Metal Objects?    Energy: Chemical    3rd 
 Jeslyn Cruz   Clements Middle      Can You Light up a Bulb With Water?    Energy: Chemical    3rd 
 Kiawah Greene   Clements Middle      Eco Gel vs Wet Line Extreme Gel    Materials Science    3rd 
 Kya Hinkson, Magina Cobbs, & Khyndall Lambert   Clements Middle      Electrical: Conductivity    Energy: Chemical    3rd 
 Lawson Witcher & Kashoua Xiong   Cousins Middle      Rainbow Fire    Energy: Chemical    3rd 
 Ariel Ray   Veterans Memorial Middle      Plant Growth    Life    3rd 
 April Hernandez & Daniela Fajardo   Veterans Memorial Middle      Fruit and Mold    Life    3rd 
 Jordan Lee-Davis   Clements Middle      Shrinking Chip Bag    Materials Science    3rd 
 Gabriel Williams & Jaelon Robson   Clements Middle       Wind Energy Production   Energy: Physical    3rd 
 Justin Dixon & Benjamin Lowe   Liberty Middle      Can a Balloon Power a Water Bottle?    Physics/Astronomy    3rd 
 Garnel Pierre   Liberty Middle      Bottled Up Buoyancy    Physics/Astronomy    3rd 
 Niya Mosley   Clements Middle      Is it as Advertised?    Materials Science    3rd 
 High School                    
 Joshua Gore, Keyundre Mapp, & Zakai Worrell   Newton High    10    Ferro Fluid and Oil     Chemistry   1st 
 Bailey Smith & Max Gomes   Newton College & Career Academy    10    Connections in Learning: GA Student Assessment Correlations    Mathematics    1st 
 Skye Nash & Osamudia Omoregbe   Newton College & Career Academy    11    DNA Sequencing of Plants NAtive to Georgia    Cellular/Molecular Biology    1st 
 Joana Godinez & Arriana Gross   Newton High    10    Observation of Memory    Behavioral/Social    1st 
 Hadjiat Olushesi, Star Baker, & Briyani Thompson   Newton High    10    Burger Breakdownl    Environmental    1st 
 Natalia Sanchez & Gabriela Sanchez   Newton College & Career Academy    11, 10    Feeding Red Worms: Type of Organic Waste Worms Compost Quickest    Earth/Environmental Science    1st 
 Abigail Caceres & Jade Cofer   Newton College & Career Academy    11    Does the Concentration of Carbohydrates Affect  Antibiotic Resistance?   Microbiology    1st 
 Briana Francis   Newton College & Career Academy    10    Exploring DNA Damage: Effects of Types of Sunscreen    Microbiology    1st 
 Jamaree Brown & Tatom Curtis   Newton College & Career Academy    10    E. Coli vs Controlled UV Light    Microbiology    1st 
 Sydney Meeler   Eastside High    12    Biological Pathways in DNA Reparation & Cancerous Division    Microbiology    1st 
 Victoria Bailey & Caiden Newman    Eastside High   11   In Living Color: Varying Wavelenghts of Light/Circadian Rhythms    Biomed/Health    1st 
 Kellie Reynolds   Eastside High    10    Contrast Sensitivity in Relation to Light Intensity/Peripheral Vision    Biomed/Health    1st 
 Abigail Sugg   Newton College & Career Academy    11    Bleak to Bright    Engineering Mechanics    1st 
 Samuel Lent & Riley Poynter   Newton College & Career Academy    10    Sound Proofing with Recyclable Materials    Materials Science    1st 
 Christian Van Nipper   Newton College & Career Academy    11    Blast Off!    Physics/Astronomy    1st 
 Taylor Armstrong, Anthony Wilson, and Anthony Stewart   Newton High    10    Investigating our Surroundings    Behavioral/Social    2nd 
 Jacqueline Munoz & Tyshanna Jones   Newton High    10    Correlation Between Eggs and a Cupcake's Height    Materials Science    2nd 
 Taylor Loyd, Lexi Cook, & Ethan Hernandez   Newton High    10    Differentiating Color    Behavioral/Social    3rd