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CCSD Elementary School Students Advancing to State Science Fair

Twenty-nine Cherokee County School District elementary school students are advancing to the Georgia K-5 Science and Engineering Fair!

CCSD’s top young scientists and engineers recently competed at the district level and the best of the best are headed to the state contest in March at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville.

“Congratulations to our outstanding young scientists and engineers!” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said.  “We wish you great success as you advance to the state fair – and as you continue your STEM studies.  STEM learning is an important way for our students to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.  Thank you to all of our STEM teachers and congratulations to our winners’ teacher mentors.”

Congratulations to CCSD’s K-5 Science & Engineering Fair winners advancing to state:

Jake Allard, Grade 5, Macedonia ES for “Removing Sulfites from Dried Fruits” in Plant Sciences, teacher Georgia Knowlton

Luke Buchanan, Grade 5, Hickory Flat ES for “Alka-Seltzer Rocket” in Chemistry, teacher Karina Bailey

JR Calhoun, Grade 4, Liberty ES for “Compost Filtered Water and Plant Growth” in Earth & Environmental Sciences, teacher Julia Jones

Tristan Castillejos and Shane Moffitt, Grade 5, Hasty ES Fine Arts Academy for “Does Color Affect Taste?” in Behavioral & Social Sciences, teacher Georgia Knowlton

Ananya Das, Grade 4, Clark Creek ES STEM Academy for “Which Metal Anode Makes a Better Saltwater Battery?” in Chemistry, teacher Karen Garland

Hoyt Estapa and Zachary Morgan, Grade 4, Woodstock ES for “Is Pickle Juice the Best Source of Electrolytes?” in Chemistry, teacher Kirsten Kern

Arlo Falconer, Grade 3, Johnston ES for “The Effect of Dog Color Blindness on Playtime” in Animal Sciences, teacher Susan Turco 

Caroline Field, Grade 5, Johnston ES for “I Wonder What Will Decrease the Amount of Erosion in Soil?” in Plant Sciences, teacher Susan Turco 

Hudson Gillentine, Grade 5, Bascomb ES for “Climbing Walls with Gecko Grip” in Engineering Mechanics, teacher Jennifer Mendenhall

Rex Huffer, Grade 3, Boston ES for “Float an Egg” in Earth & Environmental Sciences, teacher Susan Stringfellow

Elijah Mullins, Grayson Pressley and Kingston Te, Grade 5, Little River ES for “How Do We Stop Water Pollution?” in Robotics & Intelligent Machines, teacher Shaniqua Young

Tyler Nastasi, Grade 5, Hasty ES Fine Arts Academy for “Can Fungus Power Up Your Plants?” in Plant Sciences, teacher Georgia Knowlton

Callan O’Leary, Grade 5, R.M. Moore ES STEM Academy for “Hybrid Power” in Engineering Mechanics, teacher Leo Pilla

Rishabh Pandya, Grade 5, Clark Creek ES STEM Academy for “What's in Your Bottle?” in Earth & Environmental Sciences, teacher Karen Garland

Ethan Pavsner, Grade 5, Woodstock ES for “Vinegar Dissolving Experiment” in Chemistry, teacher Kirsten Kern

Nora Porcello, Grade 5, Bascomb ES for “Effects of Water Types on Zinnia Flower Growth” in Plant Sciences, teacher Jennifer Mendenhall

Hannah Prosba and McKenna Seckington, Grade 3, Little River ES for “Can You Tell the Difference Between Artificial Smells and Real Foods?” in Behavioral & Social Sciences, teacher Shaniqua Young

Devadarshan Ramprabu and Gowtham Ramprabu, Grades 4-5, Hickory Flat ES for “Which Filtration Material Leads to the Best Drinking Water?” in Chemistry, teacher Karina Bailey

Carter Salamone, Grade 4, Avery ES for “Most Effective Self-Made Water Filtration Device” in Chemistry, teacher Katherine Wallace

Taylor Saulinskas, Grade 5, Knox ES STEM Academy for “Does the composition of soil change the shape of a river?” in Earth & Environmental Sciences, teacher Stacy Sears 

Addie Taylor and Emma Kate Wyatt, Grade 5, Macedonia ES for “Which Soap Helps Grease Release?” in Chemistry, teacher Georgia Knowlton

Pranav Vasishta, Grade 5, Clark Creek ES STEM Academy for “How Do Different Blade Designs on Wind Turbines Effect Electricity Generated?” in Earth & Environmental Sciences, teacher Karen Garland

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