NCSS Elementary State Science Fair Winners

NCSS Elementary School Students Win Big at State Science Fair
Posted on 06/16/2020
NCSS Elementary State Science Fair WinnersNewton County School System (NCSS) elementary students brought home the hardware from the 2020 Georgia College K-5 State Science and Engineering Fair. In fact, every student who participated won an award at the statewide competition!

“This was the first year our elementary school students participated at the state level and they performed extremely well,” said Christina Phyall, NCSS Elementary Science Curriculum Specialist. “Overall, they brought home six first place ribbons, eight second place ribbons, and two third place ribbons from the fair. In addition, two teams also won recognition for their achievement during the STEM Design Challenges. We are definitely very proud of our students’ accomplishments!”

NCSS students and their awards are listed below:

2020 NCSS Elementary State Science Fair Winners
 Paul Farmer   The Capillary Effect    Physical Science    East Newton    
 Connor May and William Sharpe   Which Bridge is Standing Up?    Physical Science    Newton County Theme    
 Kaylee Ransom   Can Your Plants Grow with Other Liquids?    Biological Science    Live Oak   
 Tristian Rascoe   What Keeps Apples from Turning Brown?    Biological Science    Live Oak   
 Payton Tremblay   Hydrate Your Plants    Biological Science    South Salem   
 Katie Williams   Hydropower    Physical Science    Mansfield   
 Makayla Darnell   You Got Pain-I Got the Answer    Health Science    Heard-Mixon   
 Madeline Malone   Avoid Halitosis for the Holidays    Chemical Science    South Salem   
 Aliya Mason   Disappearing Act    Chemical Science    Fairview    
 Kayden O'Cain   Egg-stra Stained    Health Science    Heard-Mixon   
 Ava Ricci   You Should Not "Carie" Your Teeth   Health Science    Fairview   
 Rob Thompson   Payload Placement    Physical Science    East Newton   
 Aiden Walls   Which Liquid is Best?    Biological Science    Mansfield   
 Josselin Zintzun   Erosion Revisited    Biological Science    South Salem   
 Elizabeth Mendez   Crazy Crystals    Chemical Science    Livingston   
 Kaynise  Hawkins & Markita Little   Rocks    Biological Science    West Newton   

In addition to their project awards, two teams of students also won awards in the STEM Design Challenges. Team members Payton Tremblay, Josselin Zintsun, Kaynise Hawkins, and Markita Little won second place in the Parachute STEM Design Challenge while Aiden Walls and Katie Williams joined forces to win third place in the Bridge Building STEM Design Challenge.

“I am so impressed by our elementary students and their accomplishments at the State Science Fair,” said Samantha Fuhrey, Superintendent of Newton County School System. “For each and every student to bring home an award at the state level on their very first trip to the State Science Fair is huge! I am so proud of these students and I cannot wait to see how they progress in their science studies. If they are already winning state awards now, imagine what they can accomplish in science by the time they reach middle and high school. Congratulations to each of them on a job well done!”