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Morgan County projects, teams take firsts at Regional Science Fair

Four projects will head to State Science Fair

Morgan County Schools sent 26 students and their projects to the Regional Science Fair at Ranson Civic Center on Friday, February 3. Students and projects from the surrounding seven counties were present at the fair. All projects were based on a variety of topics such as Engineering, Plant Science, Animal Science, and Energy which are just a few of the category’ s students focused their research on for the fair.

Morgan County students brought home several medals from the regional competition.

Four students received First Place and will take their projects to Charleston, W.Va. on March 6 for the State Science Fair competition.

First place winners:

Gabriel Edwards — Warm Springs Intermediate School,

Greyson Beckman — Warm Springs Intermediate School,

Parker Stotler — Warm Springs Middle School,

Abby Culp, Lillian Barkley, and Abigail Close — Warm Springs Middle School.

Second place winners:

Joselyn Smith — Paw Paw Schools,

Addison Waugh and Paige Waugh- Warm Springs Intermediate School

Rhylee Griffith- Warm Springs Intermediate School

Isabella Rust — Warm Springs Intermediate School,

Braden Brinegar — Warm Springs Middle School,

Circe Powell — Warm Springs Middle School.

Third place winners:

Zoey Daniel — Warm Springs Intermediate School

Matthew Slifer — Warm Springs Middle School.

Special Awards

Several students received special awards for their projects.

Best Graphic Design for “Does the Color of Honey Affect the Flavor?” was awarded to Paige Waugh and Addison Waugh from Warm Springs Intermediate School.

Best Application of the Scientific Method was given to Greyson Beckman of Warm Springs Intermediate School for “Miracle Berry” and to Parker Stotler from Warm Springs Middle School for “Does the Color of a House Make a Difference?”.

Matthew Slifer of Warm Springs Middle School received the award for Most Creative Model for “Technology and Communications”.