Elementary State Science Fair Winners

NCSS Students Win at K-5 State Science and Engineering Fair
Posted on 03/17/2023
Elementary State Science Fair participantsNewton County School System elementary school students brought home several top awards from the recent 2023 K-5 State Science and Engineering Fair held at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, Georgia.

According to Ms. Christina Phyall, NCSS Elementary Curriculum & Instruction Specialist, the students had a very busy day at the state event.

“The students participated in a range of activities throughout the day, which included interviews, STEM stations, Engineering Design challenges, and even a tour of the Natural History Museum,” she said. “I’m very proud of our students as their hard work and dedication paid off as they were awarded several top prizes at the event.”

NCSS award winners at the K-5 State Science Fair included the following:
Elementary State Science Fair Winners
Audrey McGovern   Newton County Theme School   Physical Science   Acidity of Fruit Juice: Fresh vs. Bottled   1st Place
Anthony Watson   Rocky Plains Elementary School   Earth and Space Science    Is the World Really Round?   1st Place (Also received special recognition for Excellence in Earth and Space Science)
Emma Beam   East Newton Elementary School   Life Science   Sanitizer Wars: What brand of hand sanitizers are most effective?   2nd Place
Rufus Bryant   Oak Hill Elementary School   Life Science   The Growth Challenge   2nd Place
Journey Johnson   Oak Hill Elementary School   Physical Science   Just Bead It   3rd Place

In addition to the individual awards, Rufus Bryant of Oak Hill Elementary and Cooper Maxey of Live Oak Elementary teamed up to win the first place award at the Paper Table Challenge.

“We are grateful our students are afforded the opportunity to participate in the K-5 State Science and Engineering Fair,” said Phyall. “This is an incredible opportunity for them to learn and grow as scientists and participating in the science fair is fantastic preparation for their future studies. There are many benefits to participating in the science fair, including strengthening academic writing, along with verbal, written and public communication. Students also learn problem- solving skills through their scientific research.”

Phyall added, “We look forward to our continued partnership with Georgia College & State University and the state of Georgia K-5 Science and Engineering Fair.”