Rabun Gap sixth and seventh grade students participated in the Fourth Annual Middle School Science Fair and Watershed Festival yesterday. All participants set up displays and were interviewed by judges who evaluated the projects and student responses to questioning, choosing eight first place projects. All first place winners will travel to Athens in March to compete in the district level fair. David Rogers of Highlands, N.C., took home the Best in Show award.
Winners are as follows: First Place: Name, Grade & City, Category & Project Title:
Matt Barr (7th, Franklin, N.C.): Behavioral Science - Chill Out; Harrison Meyer (6th, Tiger, Ga.): Physics - SWISH; Payton Parks (7th, Mount Airy, Ga.): Behaviorial Science - Wrap it up; David Rogers (Highlands, N.C.), Best in Show: Environmental Science - Detergents down the Drain 5; Abbey Siek (7th, Franklin): Biology - Nutty Mystery; Charlie Underwood (6th, Highlands): Biology - Breaking the Mold; Katelyn VanderWoude (7th, Franklin): Environmental Science - Shocking Savings; Jasmine Williams (7th, Mountain Rest, S.C.): Consumer Science - Tomato, Tomahto
Second Place Runner-Up: Name, Grade & City, Category & Project Title:
Ben Avery (7th, Highlands), Physics: Paper Airplane Theory; Catherine Barbee (7th, Franklin), Biology: Caffeine Craze; Katie Cox (6th, Rabun Gap, Ga.) & Natalie Jump (6th, Rabun Gap): Biology - We Dig Worms; Nathan Miller (7th, Warner Robbins, Ga.): Physics - Bubbles For the Win; Caleb Scott (7th Otto, N.C.) & Dorian Provencher (7th, Franklin): Engineering - Circular Safety.
Third Place Runner-Up: Name, Grade & City, Category & Project Title:
Nong Camelo (6th, Franklin): Biology - WHOOO Do you eat?; Jay Reece (6th, Clayton, Ga.) & Kaplan Mitchell (6th, Mountain City): Biology - Gerbil Nascar; Emmaline Talley (7th, Dillard, Ga.): Botany - How far can you grow?