Students show it’s all relative at county Science Fair

Students filled the basement of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory Science Center with creative projects for the county Science Fair last week. Above, a duo presents their project to the judges. Photo courtesy of Kathryn Williamson
Students filled the basement of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory Science Center with creative projects for the county Science Fair last week. Above, a duo presents their project to the judges. Photo courtesy of Kathryn Williamson

The Pocahontas County Schools Science Fair was held December 8 at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank. Students in third through eighth grades competed in three categories – Engineering, Life Science and Physical Science.

The winners are:

Overall: first place, Faith Johnson; second place, Rayna Smith and Jaylee Doss; and third place, Willie O’Ganian.

Engineering

Third grade: first place, Willie O’Ganian.

Fourth grade: first place, Hayley Kincaid and Daitan Halterman.

Fifth grade: first place, Max O’Ganian, Mason Solliday and Iam Johnson; and second place, Ryan Roy.

Sixth grade: first place, Sean Beverage and Hunter Curran.

Judges’ Choice: Haley Kincaid and Daitan Halterman.

Life Science

Third grade: first place, Caleb Ritter; and second place, Caleb McCarty.

Fourth grade: first place, Kynlee Wilfong; and second place, Hayden Walker.

Fifth grade: first place, Michelle Yingling; second place, Kailynn Dean; and third place, Robert Pritt.

Sixth grade: first place, Rayna Smith and Jaylee Doss; second place, Mateus Stitzinger; and third place, Max Ervine.

Seventh grade: first place, Faith Johnson; second place, Sienna Bircher; and third place, Emily Henderson.

Eighth grade: first place, Kira Bircher; second place, Jessica Rexrode; and third place, Charity Morrison.

Judges’ Choice: Joey Hajzer.

Physical Science

Third grade: first place, Kaylee Pritt; second place, Mallori McCoy; and third place, Rachel Felton and Trinity Bennett.

Fourth grade: first place, Cheyenne Dean and Andrea Alderman; second place, Hannah Burks; and third place, Ronnie Simmons and Jersey Simmons.

Fifth grade: first place, Danielle Yingling; second place, Kelsey Taylor; and third place, Emily Rimm.

Sixth grade: first place, Rachel Burns and Sarah Warder; second place, Maybelle Warner; and third place, Hazel Riley and Macaden Taylor.

Seventh grade: first place, Jennalee Meck; second place, Glen Wilt; and third place, Savannah McMillion.

Eighth grade: first place Bill Hardesy; second place, Amelia Rose and Elizabeth Hefner; and third place, Bub Murray and Ryan Peters.

Judges’ Choice: Amanda Burns.

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