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
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
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