By Lynette Norris
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Madison County Central School’s first science fair last week had almost 100 percent participation, said Rick Kazee of JDL Horizons, an education technology company, and for a first effort, it was “better than we expected.” Kazee, from Chicago, along with Karen Diaz of New York (also with JDL Horizons), has made several trips to Madison this past school year to assist the school with activities that will help it qualify for a grant to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education.
Students had the option of working on projects individually or working with a team, and the projects encompassed everything from genetics to a homemade catapult constructed from spare tractor parts.
The MCCS winners are competing Friday, Feb. 25, in the regional science fair at North Florida Community College. Winners are:
Fourth Grade:First Place – Artheria Williams, JayKayla Fead, Tesha Aikens, Makeela Hawkins; Second Place – Christopher Halterman, John Vasquez, Dawson Hunt; Third Place – Demondre Davis, Corbin Brown, Daquarius Thompkins, Montarius Marshall; Honorable Mention, Zorreya Lee, Beyonce Pullens, Jordan Weatherspoon, Shane Green, Donya Farmer, Ashantis Graham, Dalquan Alexander, MaKaidah Johson, Darrian Moore Joycelyn Ford.
Fifth Grade: First Place – Cameron Motes; Second Place, Jamila Roberson, Desja Smiley, Denetra Lee; Third Place – Amber Bass, Ashton Terry; Honorable Mention – Virginia Gwinn, Sierra Powell.
Sixth Grade: First Place – Steven Walden, Pierce Minor, Jarrett Briggs, Brett Shipley, Dalton Lawhorn; Second Place – Tucker Cherry, Hunter Burt, Adam Androski, Jimmy Durst; Third Place: Marshun Adams, David Tijerina, Mondaira Weatherspoon, Jordan DuHart; Honorable Mention – Taurus Allen, Tyrone Jackson, Tyquan Broton, Juan Martinez, Imani Bolden.
Seventh Grade: First Place – Corey Brandies, Toshanna Anderson, Nicholas Jonas; Second Place, Jordan Thigpen, Jacob Makowski, Bethany Greenwood, Zamaury Page; Third Place – Kaitlyn Farnell, Roxanna Whitman, Faith Siplin, Luke Herring, Kay Scurry; Honorable Mention – Shanquez Mitchell, Shaquan Siplin, Sanchez Turner, Asia Smith.
Eighth Grade: First Place – Jacob Moore; Second Place – Zori Rezendiz, Anna Robinson, Tyler Bartow, Tara Gill, Courtney Bailey, Katlynn MaGuire; Third Place – Andrew Strom; Honorable Mention – (Three separate projects) 1. Miranda McCamman, Charles Fulmer, Brittany Bailey; 2. Courtney Bailey; 3. Ashley Ragans, Krystal Tojeiro, Kylie Greenlee, Brianna Hodge, Taylor Killingsworth.
Madison Central School Holds First Science Fair
By Lynette Norris