The 2019 Science Fair was a huge success with 130 first through eighth graders voluntarily submitting 110 projects! Students could submit projects individually or work with a partner. First through fourth graders turned in 75 projects with 88 students participating. In Middle School, 41 students turned in 34 projects.
First grade had the most participants with 24 first graders participating.
Third through eighth grade students were interviewed by one of the independent judges who selected the fair winners.
Congratulations to these winners of the Middle School competition:
- Austin Szafranski (7th): Hungry, Hungry Maggots
- Ashton Blankenship (7th): Triple Coldness
- Aiden Click (7th): Wheel Size and Speed of a Mousetrap
- Sawyer Hinson (8th): Effects of Temperature on Battery Performance
- Robbie Brown (7th): Solar Ovens
- Chapman Warren (7th): All in One Kitty Carrier
- Joe Swain and Scott Gilbert (5th): The Height Master
- Jack Markham and Dexter Brickell (5th): The Proper Airflow of a Fan
- Margaret Raynal (7th): Illusion Confusion
Congratulations to these winners of the third and fourth grade competition:
- Vance Dutton (3rd): Spread the Soap Not the Germs!
- Evan Thompson (3rd) and Grant Thompson (1st): Temperature Affects Rebound
- Cameron Moran (4th): Whodunit: The Curious Case of the Camera Thief
- Miette Gillum (3rd): Subborn Stains Solved
- Will Fetner (4th): Melting Chocolate Extravaganza
- Hollis Longino and Hadly Uhlig (3rd): Fruit & Veggie Volts
- Cole Harris (4th): Crystal Growth
- Lainey Crisp (3rd): Why Do my Apple Slices turn Brown and What Can I do About it?
- Will Tucker (4th): Dirt, Don't Runoff!
Congratulations to these winners of the first and second grade competition:
- Miles Bahnaman: How Does Air Pressure Affect a Ball's Bounce? Future Engineer Award
- Finn Coleman: Volcanoes! Magnificent Model Award
- Arden Ochoa: Air Pressure: Egg in a Bottle Self-Sufficient Award
- Grace Sokolowski: Seashell Collection Cool Collection Award
- Grant Thompson and Evan Thompson (3rd): Temperature Affects Rebound Superb Scientific Method Award
- Isabelle Easley: Violin Vibrations Dynamic Demonstration Award
- Julianna Clay: Flower Power Dazzling Display Award
- Adam Floyd: The Bouncy Egg Experiment Superb Scientific Method Award
- Alex Brown: Which Bridge is Strongest? Dynamic Demonstration Award
- Carter Burns and Preston Ross: Why Does Lightning Strike Trees? Magnificent Model Award
- Knox Musante: Hurricanes Dazzling Display Award
- Isabel Peña: What's in the Air? Self-Sufficient Award
- Jackson Helm: Hot Wheels Momentum Future Engineer Award
- Erica Heuser: Acidic Oceans Green-Friendly Award
- Javan Sanders: I'm Rockin' It Superb Scientific Method Award
Several of the winners will go on to compete in the Region 3A NC Science and Engineering Fair on February 2 at Hillside High School in Durham.