Scientists headed for state and international competition

Tue, 03/14/2006 - 5:48pm
By: The Citizen

Fifteen projects and their young scientists are heading to the State Science and Engineering Fair after receiving first place honors at the regional competition. One project received the grand prize award and automatically advanced to the international competition.

These first place winners will compete against students from around the state for prizes and awards at the state competition slated for April 6-8 in Athens, Georgia: Parker Leinbach, Rising Starr Middle, Alex Melton, Rising Starr Middle, Drew Naber, J.C. Booth Middle, Camara Carter and Poonim Daya, Flat Rock Middle and Kyle Donevant and Matthew Waples, Rising Starr Middle, Steven Fortner, Fayette County High, Melissa Mayo, Starr’s Mill High, Alexis Rook, Starr’s Mill High, Jessica Barnard, Kannad Khanna and Marsha Massey, Fayette County High, Samantha Carson and Sara Hall, Fayette County High, Elliott Charobee and Eric Nash, Fayette County High, Emma Kearney and Will Kearney, McIntosh High, Erika Martinez-Uribe and Liliana Urrego, Fayette County High, Samuel Killebrew, Whitewater High and Matt Quandt, Starr’s Mill High.

The grand prize winners are Samantha Carson and Sarah Hall of Fayette County High. They will represent the school system at the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair in Indianapolis, Indiana in May where 1,300 students from throughout the United States and 40 countries will compete for prizes and scholarships.

The Regional Science and Engineering Fair was March 2 at the University of Georgia Experimental Station in Griffin. The fair is a competition based on quality of scientific research completed by students.

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