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NCSS students win big at regional science fair
Mason Garrett of Newton County Theme School won first place at the Regional Science Fair, winning both the Broadcom Masters Award and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Atlanta Chapter Award.

Newton County School System middle and high school students brought home numerous awards in the recent Griffin RESA Regional Science Fair, Overall 10 projects earned first place awards, nine projects received second place awards and seven projects won third place awards. All students winning first place awards will move on to the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair at the University of Georgia in March.

In addition to winning a first place award, Mason Garrett of Newton County Theme School at Ficquett also won both the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA, Atlanta Chapter Award and the Broadcom Masters Award. Ken Nguyen of Cousins Middle School took home second place honors in addition to the Pat Phillips Memorial Fund Award.

Newton County School System’s students competed against students from Fayette, Henry, Griffin-Spalding, Butts, Pike, Lamar and Thomaston Upson county schools.

“Science is extremely important in this modern age we live in,” Samantha Fuhrey, Superintendent of Newton County Schools said. “I am so proud to see so many of our students not only enter the regional science fair, but perform so exceedingly well. What a fabulous job by not only our students but also their teachers. It’s a job truly well done. I wish those moving on to the state competition the very best of luck. I know they will represent their schools and our school system well.”

The following is a list of all Newton County School System Science Fair students who won awards at the Griffin RESA Regional Science Fair:

Student                      School                       Place                                Project

Junior Division

Michaela Cole                  Indian Creek         1st Place Stain,                   Stain, Go Away

Ava Jane Teasley       Indian Creek               1st Place                            Preventing a Pain in the Butt 2.0

Jack Atkinson            Theme School            1st Place                            Blood Flow in the Cardiovascular System

Jade Cofer                 Theme School            1st Place                            The Brain Study: Do People Focus More on Words or Shapes

Mason Garrett            Theme School            1st Place                            Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), Atlanta Chapter Award; and Broadcom Masters Award 321 Splash Off

Annaliese Siders        Theme School            1st Place                            Dogs or Cats?

Garrett Sorrow            Theme School            1st Place                            Solar Cell’s Output

Stevie Wilson             Theme School            1st Place                            Food Plots and the Effects on Deer

Devin Goolsby           Liberty Middle School  1st Place                              Chains vs. Boosters

Ameer Wells               Clements                   2nd Place                            Salt Salt & More Salt

Ken Nguyen               Cousins                     2nd Place & Pat Phillips Memorial Fund Award  Paper Towels vs Hand Dryers

Anneston Curles         Indian Creek               2nd Place                            Horse Power

Bethany Jones & Ellie Proffitt Indian Creek   2nd Place                            Make-Up Mystery

John Thompkins         IV Liberty                   2nd Place                           Take a Spin

Bryson Braswell & Ethan Watts Theme School 2nd Place                        Airsoft BB’s

Elisha Graves             Theme School            2nd Place                            Let There Be Light

Gabriel Clark              Clements                   3rd Place                            No Pain No Gain

Megan Finch              Cousins                     3rd Place                            Nail Power

Derrick Reid               Liberty                       3rd Place                            Shots R Us

Brazil Banks               Theme School            3rd Place                            What Colors do Birds Respond to?

Lillian Fowler &  Blair Woodall Theme School 3rd Place                           Tasteful Thinking

Brittany Ulmer            Theme School            3rd Place                            Detective Water

Senior Division

Luke Campbell & Carnacion Cosby Alcovy 1st Place                              Alkalinity Affinity

Asja Jackson & Sha-rah Ziyad Alcovy          1st Place                            How Fast Can the Average Person Speak with Accuracy?

Kacie Gartner             Newton                      2nd Place                            Stormy Weather

Dejanique Knighten, Kai Thomas, & Alyssa Norton Newton 2nd Place Green House Mobile

Alyssa Cheeyohng & Imoni Mapp                 Newton 3rd                         Place Natural vs. Chemical