On Thursday, Jan. 28, students from Madison County Central School and Madison County High School were recognized for their outstanding work in this year’s district science fair. A total of 175 students entered science fair boards in MCCS middle school competition. At the high school, 99 students submitted their research digitally in the form of PowerPoint presentations.
The annual science fair is made possible by a generous grant from Duke Energy. Danny Collins was on hand from Duke to award the top prize winners for each school. Third place school winners received Beats headphones, second place winners received wireless Beats headphones and first place winners received iPad minis and cases. For each category at the fair, medals were awarded to first, second and third place winners within the category. Honorable mentions were recognized with ribbons and special recognition was given to projects investigating various forms of energy.
In the overall category for Madison County Central School, third place was awarded to Ty Kinner for his project “Which Manure Produces the Most Gas?” The second place went to a team of Savannah Brady and Kayte Martinez for their project, “We Got the Beat.” First place overall was a tie between two projects: Caleb Ginn for “Turbine Power” and Blayden Plain for “Different Types of Baseballs.”
At Madison County High School, the third place project overall was for Hannah Cooper and her project “Which Will Produce the Most Electrolytes?” Second place was awarded to Tiandrea Young with “Rubber Eggs.” First place was won by Eric Rykard with his project “Quantifying and Diminishing the Biogas Emissions of the Bos taurus by Utilizing Zingiber officinal.”
Winners proceeded forwards to compete at the Suwannee Valley Regional Science Fair at Florida Gateway College in Lake City from Feb. 17-18. Congratulations to all of the students who entered and good luck to those who moved on to the Regional Science Fair.