2022 Secondary District Science Fair

NCSS Announces Secondary District Science Fair Winners
Posted on 01/25/2022
Group of Science Fair Winners Wearing Lab CoatsNewton County School System (NCSS) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 NCSS Secondary District Science and Engineering Fair. According to Dr. Vicki Meeler, NCSS Secondary Science Curriculum & Instruction Specialist, all first-place winners will represent Newton County Schools in the Regional Science Fair.

“Newton County School System students continue to make us proud of their talents and achievements,” said Shundreia Neely, NCSS Director of Secondary Education. “This year’s science fair projects were quite impressive. Each year we see the depth and complexity of our projects increase.”
She added, “The wonderful thing about the NCSS District Science Fair is that it gives students the opportunity to bring research and experimentation to life. Our first-place winners will move forward and represent NCSS at the regional science fair in Griffin. We know they will do well. We thank our students for participating and our teachers for guiding and supporting them.”

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

High School Awards

**TOP Scoring High School Project: Brianna Francis & Bailey Smith

High School Science Fair Winners
 Tatom Curtis & Younger Burton   1st   NCCA   Poisonous PCR: Analysis of the ITS Gene in Local Poisonous Fungal Species
Annslee Dunn   1st   NCCA   Using Beneficial Bacteria to Kill Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
**Brianna Francis & Bailey Smith   1st   NCCA    CRISPR Knockout & Restriction Digest in Bacterial Transformation
 Kaegan Hill   1st   NCCA   Efficacy of Over-the-Counter Products on Bacteria-Induced Atopic Dermatitis
 Dasia Lackey   1st   NCCA    Cellobiose/SCOBY in Biofuel Production
 Riley Poynter & LaTayla Billingslea   1st   NCCA    Drugging E.Coli: Effects of Vape e-liquids on E.Coli

Middle School Awards

**TOP Scoring Middle School Projects (by category)
 Caroline Meeler (ICMS) – Biomedical & Health Sciences
 Katheryn Wilber (NCTS) – Microbiology
 Jonathan Phillips (LMS) – Materials Science
 Katie Bryan (ICMS) – Psychology
 Marc Goring & Devin Smalls (LMS) – Physics
 Benjamin Parson (NCTS) – Plant Sciences
 Oliver Reid (NCTS) – Behavioral & Social Sciences

Middle School Science Fair Winners
Alex Amerson   1st   Indian Creek   What is the Optimal Trebuchet Boom Ratio?
 Emilee Beal   1st    Indian Creek    Measuring Relative Skyglow Using a Digital Camera
 Katie Bryan   1st   Indian Creek    The Difficulties of Separating CGI and Photography
 Zoey Dotson    1st   NC Theme    Which Nail Polish Brand Lasts the Longest?
 Alexander Ehret   1st   NC Theme   How do Variables Affect the Performance of a Roller Coaster Car? 
 Markell Francis & Jayden Colbert   1st   Clements    Soda & Mentos Experiment
 Marc Goring & Devin Smalls   1st   Liberty    Electrified! Differences in Electrolytes Between Drinks
 Rahniah Greene   1st   Clements   Acrylic Nail Removal 
 Madeline Jones, Meredith Dowdy, & Colbie Hamlin   1st   Indian Creek    Does Smell Affect our Taste?
 Sophia Mabie
  1st   NC Theme    What is the Most Absorbent Paper Towel?
 Caroline Meeler   1st   Indian Creek   A Spoonful of Sugar: Glucose in Our Food (Part II) 
 Samantha Paler   1st   Clements   It's Unbelie-bubble!
Leyton Parker   1st   NC Theme   Which Liquid Evaporates the Fastest?
Benjamin Parson   1st   NC Theme   3,2,1 GRO! The Effects of Potting Soil on Plant Growth
Jonathan Phillips   1st   Liberty   Fantastic Fabrics (fabrics and fading)
Oliver Reid   1st   NC Theme   Evaluating the Effects of a Radar Speed Sign on Driver Speed
Tristan Taylor   1st   Indian Creek   Investigating Plastic Pollution
Payton Tremblay   1st   Liberty   Electro Resistance
Katheryn Wilber   1st   NC Theme   Which Mask Works Best? (to prevent spread of bacteria)
Gabrielle Rangel & Brooklynn Gladue   1st   Indian Creek   Effectiveness of Various Pizza Sauces on Pizza Condition
 Jasmyne Boney   2nd   NC Theme   Which Disinfectant Wipes Get Rid of the Most Bacteria
Madison Bruce & Hope Poor   2nd   Indian Creek   Color Has Weight
Evan Brunner   2nd   Indian Creek   Environmental Effects of the Decomposition of Bananas
 Jackson Dickerson   2nd   Indian Creek   Duration of Freshness in Percentages of Milk
 Paul Farmer   2nd   Cousins   The Model Heart: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
 Delia Gill   2nd   NC Theme   Baking Powder vs. Baking Soda
Chloe Icenhour   2nd   NC Theme   What Kinds of Sunscreen Really Work?
Solange Jones & Destiny Powers   2nd   NC Theme   Can Pop Rocks and Soda Inflate a Balloon
 Madisen Joseph & Jeremiah Campbell   2nd   Liberty   Permanent Markers: Are they Really Permanent?
 Grayden Mayhue   2nd   Indian Creek   Impact of Weight Placement in a 4-Wheel Drive Vehicle
 Ciara Michalek & Amir Williams   2nd   Indian Creek   Dry Ice Reactivity
 Kayla Roberts, Levar Greene, & Angelina Smith   2nd   Clements   Home-made Shampoo vs. Store-Bought Shampoo
 Shi'Nara Robinson   2nd   Liberty   OMG! It's Squishy!
 Taylor Anderson & Skylar Levell   3rd   Clements   Chilly Cones
Khalil Barnes, Dane Bryan, Jadan Callendar-Francis, Kamoni Banks   3rd   Clements   Gravity Wins
 Addelyn Consuegra   3rd   NC Theme   Visually Impaired Dancers-How do they do it?
Lucas Dickson   3rd   NC Theme   Which Baseball Bat Material Hits the Farthest?
 Logan Franklin & DJ Lowe   3rd   NC Theme   How Does the Level of Octane Affect the Performance of an ATV?
 McKenzie Greene   3rd   Clements   Phones-Just How Dirty are They?
 Jennifer Hernandez   3rd   Clements   Will it stand? Will it fall? Find out next week!
 Cady Pusey   3rd   Clements   What Melts Ice the Fastest?
Kyra Stewart   3rd   NC Theme   Where Do Apples Rot the Fastest?
 Laurence Walker   3rd   Clements   Color Psychology
Peyton Williams   3rd   NC Theme   Which Nail Polish Lasts the Longest
Kennedi Zachary, Mariah E., Kassidy Boyd, & Jianah Richards   3rd   Clements   Control the Edge