From churning butter to the different phases of the moon, science took center stage for the second annual DeKalb West School Science Fair March 3-4. Parents packed into the school’s gym Monday night to hear students demonstrate their findings for their special project. Judges from outside the school awarded students based on the quality of their experiments, demonstrations, and research work.
Individual winners from 1st-3rd grades are the following: 3rd grader Bailey Redmon in first place, 2nd grader Brady Driver took second, and 3rd grader Rosa Payne captured third. Caitlyn Tyree, Ethan Martin, and Hannah Evans were given honorable mentions.
Overall individual winners from 4th-5th grade are 5th grader Lydia Trail with a first place finish, 5th grader Dakoda Eaton with a second place showing, and 4th grader William Cain with a third place finish. For their experiments, 4th grader Anna Bess Malone claimed the top spot followed by 5th grader Bailey Hayes with 2nd. Honorable mentions went to 4th grader James Sherwood, 4th grader Sam McMillen, 5th grader CharlieYoung, and 5th grader Mikayla Hendrixson. In the demonstrations category, 5th grader Cason Oakley won the top ribbon followed by 5th grader Cayla Cantrell with second place. 4th grader Damian Payne, 5th grader Payton Graves, and the entire 4th grade class received honorable mentions. For research work, 5th grader Luke Boss won first place and 5th grader Isaiah Sutherland placed second. Given honorable mentions were the following fifth graders: Nikki Hunt, Katy Willoughby & Autumn Taylor, and Jacob Hale.
Overall individual winners from 6th-8th grade are 8th grade Sydney Robinson who won first place, 7th grader Erin Cantrell-Pryor who earned second place, and 8th grader Alex Meadows who took home a third place finish. Placing in the top three for their experiments are 7th grader Matt Boss with a number one finish, 8th grader Luis Richards with a second place ribbon, and 8th grader Quintin Harbaugh won 3rd place. 8th grader Austin Willmore, 6th graders Zachary Bandy and Tiffany Collier, and 8th grader Matthew Cain were given honorable mentions. Students who placed for their demonstrations are 7th grader Shelton Martin with first place, 8th grader Melodie Brown with second place, and 8th grader Corey Merriman placed 3rd. Honorable mentions went to 6th graders Sarah Hunt and Bradley Faulk, 6th grader Alivia Nokes, and 7th grader Jacob Turner. For their research work, 8th grader Hailey Perry placed first followed by 7th grader Kasey Hunt with second place, and 8th grader Katy England won third place. 8th grader Chelsea Crutcher, 7th graders Kristina Tyree and Ashley O’Connor, and 6th graders Morgan Clark and Tori Redmon were selected for honorable mentions.