Written by Kristin Coulombe: DEXTER - Dexter Regional High School held its first science fair on April 3. Approximately 165 students in grades nine through 12 competed in two project categories. The first category was a “paper research project” which covered a topic of the student’s interest and a six to eight page written report explaining the findings.
The second category was an experimental project. Students in this division design and execute their own experiments following the scientific method of inquiry. Students followed extensive guidelines and presented to a panel of judges who are currently practicing in their science professions. The science fair also included a “kid’s corner” where younger kids could experiment with the high school student’s projects hands-on. There were four places and an honorable mention in each category that could be won. The winners were put in two divisions: Senior: which included seniors and juniors and Junior: the sophomores and freshmen. Effects of caffeine, including energy drinks and soda, seemed to be a popular topic among the High School students.
The winners are as follows: Experimental Physical and Life Sciences senior division; Honorable mention- Thomas Nokes, Fourth place- Becky Johnson, Third place- Marji Johnson, Second place- Amy Conway, First place- Allyssa Crane.
Experimental Life Sciences Junior division; Honorable mention- Cory Fanjoy, Fourth place- Katie Eastman, Third place- Moriah Day, Second place- Mike Rosetti, First place- Nathan Wyman.
Experimental Physical Science Junior division; Honorable mention- Tim Babine, Fourth place (tie)- Alex Harvey and Hunter Ogden, Third place- Elaina Fogler, Second place- Shelby Lancaster, First place- Sarah Wallace.
Research Paper Senior division; Honorable mention- Katie Robinson, Fourth place- George Peterson, Third place- Joe York, Second place- David Sinclair, First place- Valerie Cochran. Research paper Junior division; Honorable mention- Val Thompson and Sarah Atwater, Fourth place- Courtney Woodruff, Third place- Cally Mountain, Second place- Lindsey Degrange, First place- Kayla Till. "This content originally appeared as a copyrighted article in the April 10th edition of SVWeekly.com and is used here with permission."
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