Mount Washington Valley Regional Science & Technology Fair Winners

by Christian Mower on May 12, 2017

Conway, NH – On May 11 nearly 300 middle and high school students shared over 250 exhibits demonstrating the skills and understanding needed to explore scientific questions. Every student who participated deserves recognition for a job well done presenting their experiments and inventions to a panel of three expert judges from the community.

 

Middle School Winners Are:

First Place was awarded to Amee Patel of Kennett Middle School for her experiment on the breakdown on conventional and organic fruits and vegetables in hydrochloric acid.

Second Place went to Catherine Ling of Kingswood Regional Middle School for her experiment on paredolia and song memory.

Third Place went to Ansel Barclay of the White Mountain Waldorf School for his design of a Go Pro camera mount for skis.

The Mount Washington Observatory Emerging Scientist Award went to Sasha Khrapunov of Bartlett Elementary School for his experiment on the conductivity of different metals.

The MWV FIRST Technology Award went to Miguel Kirsch and Kyle Perry of Kennett Middle School for their design of an electric door lock that can be operated from a smart phone.

And the New England Institute of Food Technologists Award in Food Science was awarded to Katherine Hawkes of Kennett Middle School for her experiment on how cooking affects the amount of vitamin C.

 

High School Winners Are:

First Place was awarded to Helen Badger and Mia Valeriani of Kennett High School for their experiment on the microevolution of antibiotic resistance in E. Coli bacteria.

Second Place went to Samantha Johnson of Kennett High School for her experiment on how mitochondrial DNA can be used to determine maternal lineage.

Third Place went to Amelia Jarell of Kennett High School for her experiment on the effect of UV light on plant growth.

The Mount Washington Observatory Emerging Scientist Award went to sisters Kiana and Zara Cheney of Kennett High School for their experiment on the effects of polluted water from Lake Okeechobee on living organisms.

The MWV FIRST Technology Award went to Dawsen Jewell of Kingswood Regional High School for his design of a slip clutch for an electric powered skateboard.

And, the New England Institute of Food Technologist Award for Food Science went to Cody Bryan and Noah Geary of Kennett High School for their experiment on the effect of GMO vs. organic corn on fruit fly reproduction.

 

Congratulations to all the winners from The MWV Science Fair organizing committee and supporting organizations, the MWV Economic Council, Granite State College, UNH Cooperative Extension, the Mount Washington Observatory and the science teachers of the Mount Washington Valley.

Story Courtesy of Claes Thelemarck, Extension Field Specialist, 4-H Youth & Family, UNH Cooperative Extension