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May 8, 2017

11 middle schoolers win prizes at region science fair

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Rachel Singleton, an eighth-grader from Marshall Middle with her project “Solution to Air Pollution" was one of 10 students to win science fair prizes.
Junior division winners from left to right: Rachel Singleton, Maddie Settle, Sophia Carey, Paris Thornburg, Kendall Schlueter, Clay Sailor, Nathaniel Ribeiro, Ella Salzman, Buddy Ball, Conner Mollberg and Elise Henry.
Eighty Fauquier public and private high school students exhibited projects at the junior division Regional Science & Engineering Fair, Saturday, April 29.

The sixth- through eighth-graders competed for $1,100 in cash prizes.

The top 12 middle school projects won competitions in their schools to qualify for the countywide science fair in the Fauquier High School cafeteria.

More than 40 judges critiqued projects on topics ranging from health to environmental sciences, physics, engineering, math, animals and plants.

Eleven prizes went to students in the junior division:

• Buddy Ball, 7th grade, Cedar Lee Middle, “Which truss can you trust?”

• Sophia Carey, 7th grade, Wakefield School, “Do Dogs Have a Paw Preference?”

• Elise Henry, 7th grade, Marshall Middle, “Got Ears?”

• Conner Mollberg, 7th grade, Marshall Middle, “How Parachute Shape Effects Terminal Velocity.”

• Nathaniel Ribeiro, 7th grade, Warrenton Middle, “A Beacon in the Night: Bleach-based Emergency Lighting.”

• Clay Sailor, 8th grade, Wakefield School, “Do different chemical solutions in hand warmers produce different amounts of heat?”

• Ella Salzman, 7th grade, Warrenton Middle, “Drip-Drop! How to accumulate water from air.”

• Kendall Schlueter, 7th grade, Auburn Middle, “Energy From Crystals.”

• Maddie Settle, 8th grade, Highland School, “How Do Drinks Effect Teeth?”

• Rachel Singleton, 8th grade, Marshall Middle, “Solution to Air Pollution.”

• Paris Thornburg, 8th grade, Highland School, “Just Keep Swimming.”

Each winner received a $100 cash prize and will be eligible to compete in the Broadcom MASTERS national competition.

The top 300 entrants in Broadcom MASTERS will be selected, with 30 finalists announced this fall.

2017 Fauquier regional science fair junior division winners by Fauquier Now on Scribd

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Jim Griffin · May 10, 2017 at 12:51 pm
Wow! Loads of science talent here. Rachel's project looks very good. We are blessed with good teachers, students and supporting families.
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