2022 NCSS Elementary Science Fair

NCSS Announces Winners of 2022 Elementary District Science Fair
Posted on 12/27/2022
Elementary first place science fair winners on stageNewton County School System (NCSS) is pleased to announce the winners of the NCSS Elementary District Science and Engineering Fair. According to Ms. Christina Phyall, NCSS Elementary Curriculum & Instruction Specialist, the district’s first place winners will represent Newton County Schools in the Georgia College and State University Science and Engineering Fair.

“Congratulations to each of our science fair winners,” said Dr. Penny Mosley, Director of Elementary Schools for NCSS. “A lot of time and effort goes into researching and conducting science experiments for each project, so I commend the students for taking the time to participate. Our students conducted some very high caliber experiments so I know our first-place winners will represent Newton County School System well in the State Science Fair.”

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

NCSS District Science & Engineering Fair First Place Winners
 Cooper Maxey *
Live Oak Elementary   Effects of Watering Houseplants with Salt Versus Tap Water   Earth and Space Science
Anthony Watson   Rocky Plains Elementary   Is the World Really Round/   Earth and Space Science
Blakely McKelvey **   Mansfield Elementary   Egg Parachute   Engineering
Ameerah Spence **   Live Oak Elementary   Robotic Hand   Engineering
Esme Aycox   Mansfield Elementary   What do you add to your soil?   Life Science
Emma Beam   East Newton Elementary   Sanitizer Wars: What brand of hand sanitizers are most effective?   Life Science
Rufus Bryant   Oak Hill Elementary   The Growth Challenge   Life Science
M'Kayla Solommon *   South Salem Elementary   How Well do Disinfectants Work?   Life Science
Journey Johnson *   Oak Hill Elementary   Just Bead It   Physical Science
Audrey McGovern   NC Theme School   Spoiled Rotten   Physical Science
*Overall highest score in their category
**Tied for First Place in their category

NCSS District Science & Engineering Fair Second Place Winners
 Adilene Zintzun   South Salem Elementary   The Longest Lasting Eruption   Earth and Space Science
Serenity Moore   Middle Ridge Elementary   Testing and Improving a Balloon Car   Engineering
Jalia Babineaux   NC Theme School   Spoiled Rotten   Life Science
Gavin Bernard   Livingston Elementary   Mycelium Madness   Life Science
 Abhiram Kaliyethala   Heard-Mixon Elementary   Hydroponics   Life Science
Cole Boudoucies   Mansfield Elementary   Hydroelectric Power   Physical Science
Mya Mosley   East Newton Elementary   Magnets!   Physical Science
Hiromi Pollard   Rocky Plains Elementary   Toothpaste Triumph   Physical Science
Dallas Toler   Livingston Elementary   What is the Effect of Acid on the Teeth?   Physical Science

NCSS District Science & Engineering Fair Third Place Winners
 Nikolai Garibay   Livingston Elementary   The Egg Drop Experiment   Life Science
Stephanie Gomez and Kathleen Martinez   Middle Ridge Elementary   Which Water is the Best at Coloring a Plant?   Life Science
Jace Devine   Live Oak Elementary   Which type of salt makes ice cream the fastest?   Physical Science
Kaleb Doucette   South Salem Elementary   What Cleans Shoes the Best?   Physical Science
Darian Ward   Middle Ridge Elementary   Which Mixture Can Make the Largest Crystal in a Beaker?   Physical Science

"Congratulations to each and every one of our elementary science fair winners," said Samantha Fuhrey, Superintendent of Newton County School System. "I'm very impressed with the complexity and variety of experiments the students conducted for their projects. I just know our first place winners will represent their schools and our district well in the state competition!"