Students Represent District in Science Competitions | Arts & Culture
In the past few months, District students have represented Bibb County in science fair competitions at the regional and state levels. The science fair is an important science competition that helps students see and experience the processes used to explore questions and find answers to problems. Preparing for these competitions reinforces educational standards that teach scientific literacy and the habits that come from the scientific method.
The following students took top honors at the 2014 Georgia College Regional Science and Engineering Fair, which was held January 31 and February 1 at Georgia College & State University. Many of these students advanced to compete in the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair in Athens on March 27-29.
- From Alexander II Math and Science Magnet School: Alex Suk, first place; and Cooper Massey, first place.
- From Heritage Elementary School: Kenneth Barlow, first place; Nathan Dummitt, first place; and Raul Burne, first place.
- From Springdale Elementary School: Christian Lee, first place; and Nicholas Sartin, first place.
- From Miller Magnet Middle School: Zoe Economides, first place and U.S. Metric Association Award; Nicole Hill, first place, Broadcom Masters National Middle School Science & Engineering Fair Competition Award and U.S. Navy Award; and Helen O’Dell and Jessica Pelligrini, first place; Reco Brantley, U.S. Navy Award.
- From Rutland Middle School: Cameron Collins, first place.
- From Howard High School: Amanda Rowan, first place, American Psychological Association Award and Mu Alpha Theta Certificate; Chelsea Carr and Kristen Collier, second place; and Anna Horton, ASM Materials Education Foundation Award.
- From Northeast High School: Auriel Wright, first place. She also received the Best of Show Award, Best of Class, the Georgia College and State University Award of Distinction, and the Student Award for Geoscience Excellence for her project, “A Comparison of the Effects of Thermotherapy and Electrotherapy on Soybean Plants.” She was also named an Intel Science and Engineering Fair finalist. This award allows Auriel to go to California and compete on a global level against about 1,000 other students from across the globe. She is one of only 30 students from the state of Georgia attending this year's Intel Science and Engineering Fair. Auriel also placed second in the state science fair’s senior division and received the UGA Crop and Soil Sciences Award.