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District Five announces Elementary Level Science Fair winners

IRMO, SC - Lexington-Richland School District Five has announced its science fair winners from the elementary level. The event was held on February 11 at Dutch Fork High School.

In the Earth/Environmental category, Jais Ward of Harbison West Elementary School took first place for her project Dirty Science: Soil Permeability. Ryan Newhouse of Harbison West placed second for his project Creating Reusable Energy, and Caden Ranly, Paige Rhue and Tatorian Houey of Dutch Fork Elementary placed third for their project Particle Power.

Dylan Upton of Oak Pointe Elementary won first place in the Life Science category for his project Basil, Meet Goldfish. Coming in second place was Lauren Pierce of Irmo Elementary for her project How do you like them apples? Hayden Klosterman, Jeffrey Zheng and Shailynn Weekly of Dutch Fork Elementary finished in third place with How Does Your Garden Grow? Heirloom or GMO.

In the Math/Engineering category, John Shelley of Harbison West Elementary took first place with Medieval Weapon of Doom: How Arm Length Affects Throwing Range. Thomas Taylor of Nursery Road Elementary took home second place for his project Catapult, and Joseph Hardy of Oak Pointe Elementary finished third with Texting While… Playing Mario Kart?

Regan McGuire of River Springs Elementary won first place in the Physical Science- Chemistry category with Sugar, Sugar and More Sugar. Knox Robinson of Nursery Road Elementary placed second with Ice vs. Salt, and Chloe Blackwell, Haylee Perkins and Olivia Wright of Dutch Fork Elementary finished third with Essential Oils vs. Chemical Perfumes.

In the Physical Science- Physics category, Eric Dougherty of Irmo Elementary placed first with Fruits and Veggies Batteries. Aubrey Adams and Emily Kosbar of Leaphart Elementary came in second place with The Quickest Sail, and Arriona Watson, Justin Washington, Lexi Colon and Sebastian Couthen of Leaphart Elementary finished third with Will an energy saver bulb or a halogen bulb get hotter?

District Five Coordinator of Science, Health and Physical Education Beth Boland was amazed at the turn out of students participating and their innovative projects. “For the past several years, we have seen an increase in the number of students participating in the District Five Elementary Science Fair,” Boland said. “Students are excited to share their work, and it is an incredible opportunity for them to grow as scientists! The fair itself is a community effort. Our gratitude goes to the teachers, parents and judges for supporting our students in this important endeavor!”

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