Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Fayette Student Science Projects Earn State Awards

Attempting to find solutions to some of the world’s scientific issues, Fayette County middle and high school students were recognized for their research at the 62nd Georgia Science and Engineering Fair at the University of Georgia.

Students who participated in the state fair earned the opportunity to compete by placing first in the regional competition. A total of 17 projects were advanced to the state level with 14 of them earning placements. By participating in science fairs, students learn how to isolate important problems and how to attack and solve problems all within the framework of organized, logical thought and study.

The following students earned placements at the state competition:

Junior Division: (First Place) Michael Koeing and Matthew Melatti, and Mamie Smith, all from Bennett’s Mill Middle; (Second Place) Helen Davidson, Flat Rock Middle; (Third Place) Matthew Harmon, Bennett’s Mill Middle, and Menaka Reddy, Fayette Middle; (Fourth Place) Monica Schwingshaki, Bennett’s Mill Middle.

Senior Division: (First Place) Jackie Roshelli and Cara O’Brien, both from McIntosh High, and Sonika Reddy, Fayette County High; (Second Place) Rebecca Otwell, and Omar Martinez and Landry Grymes, all from Fayette County High; (Fourth Place) Leslie Perez and Torie Legere, both from Starr’s Mill High, Sarika Reddy, Fayette County High, Hannah Feltner and Regan Chewning, both from Starr’s Mill High, and Tuure Pasto, Michael Martin and Sonya Jooma, all from Fayette County High.

Additionally, a special award from the University of Georgia Health and Sciences Institute was presented to Sonika Reddy of Fayette County High.

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