More than 100 projects were presented by nearly 2 0 0 Onslow County students during this year’s Onslow County Schools’ District Science Fair.
This year there were more high school projects than ever before, said Michael Elder, the director for Academic Innovation and Gifted Services.
Participants each first competed successfully at their home schools in order to participate in the district event. Science fairs provide an opportunity for students third through 12th grades who are interested in science and technology to pursue their personal areas of interest and display their research.
The district fair was held Dec. 13 at the American Legion.
Students are held to high standards in terms of paperwork and documentation, just as if they were competing a research project at a very high level. Projects often take weeks for students to put together.
Participants in the statewide fair, which is scheduled in March 2017, are chosen at the regional fairs. The following students in elementary, middle and high school will compete at the Southeast Regional Science Fair Feb. 11, in the Education Building at UNC Wilmington.
They will be competing against students from Sampson, Wayne, Greene, Lenoir, Craven, Pamlico, Jones, Onslow, Duplin, Carteret, Pender, New Hanover and Brunswick counties.
High School Competitors:
Neako Ramirez, Joseph Marles, Elliott Easler “Cafeteria Redesign” Richlands;
Ryan Baker, Lanny Powell “Roof Ladder Anchor” Richlands; Kaitlyn Sparks “Bottle Fountain” Richlands;
Symphony Hines “Pick Leash” Richlands;
Matthew McGovern “The Effects of Abiotic Factors on the Frequency of Frog Calls in N.C.” White Oak;
Hannah DeNuzzi, Victoria Greggs “Evidence for Evolution in Monarch Butterflies” White Oak; Gabrielle Watkins, Jabyas James “Lift-A-Rack” Richlands;
Victor Ariton, Shawn Brown “Cheap-Top” Northside;
Emily Tsan, Victoria Yarmey “Brain Cancer and the Associated Risk for Depression” White Oak.