Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Young Scientists Showcase Experiments

Sunscreens that work best, the efficiency of bleach cleansers compared to environmentally friendly ones and base layer clothing that insults the body most effectively are just some of the examples of experiments conducted by Fayette’s budding young scientists at the 2009 Fayette County Science and Engineering Fair.

Students from middle and high schools across the county submitted projects for the fair. A total of 25 projects were awarded first place and will now advance to the Griffin Regional Science and Engineering Fair scheduled for February 27 at the University of Georgia Experimental Center in Griffin.

Students entered projects individually or as teams. Middle school winners advancing to the regional fair are (Bennett’s Mill) Leslie Perez and Sydney Roberts, Ryan Hogan, Monica Schwingshakl, Catherine Delage and Elena Jordanov, Julia Roberts and Elizabeth Roshelli; (J.C. Booth) Adah Griessbach, William Nase and Adam Sheikali; (Fayette Middle) Rebecca Otwell; (Flat Rock) Karson Bobbitt; (Rising Starr) Shannon McKillip, Stephanie Clark, Rebekah Livingston, Iris Colendrino and Emily Myers; (Whitewater) Griffin Arnall and Oliver Watkins.

High school first place winners heading for the regional competition are (Fayette County) Sonika Reddy and Sonya Jooma, Michael Martin and Tuure Pasto, Sarika Reddy, Krishan Bhaghat, Brett Gaglion and Julian Urrego, Loreal Leaks; (McIntosh) Hannah Chambless and Brahma Natarajan, (Sandy Creek) Ashton Johnson, Janae Strother; (Starr’s Mill) Matt Waples and Justin Buchanan, Ryan Kitchens, Aubrey Edkins, Hannah Feltner and Regan Chewning.

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