2017 Washington County Science Fair Winners Announced
More than 263 young scientists, sixth through twelfth grade, presented their research projects during the annual Washington County Science Fair Competition hosted at Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) in Sandersville, Friday December 1. Participating schools included Washington County High School, T.J. Elder Middle School, and Brentwood.
“Each year I am so impressed with the projects and so proud of the students in the school systems in Washington County,” said fair organizer and OFTC Executive Director of Institutional Advancement Kathy Aaron. Thirty-six individuals volunteered to serve as judges for the Science Fair with backgrounds that included medical, engineering, chemical, mathematics, biological, education, psychological, botanical, and military experience. OFTC Foundation North would like to thank each judge who volunteered their time and talents to make the event such a success.
This year the Foundation on North Campus was fortunate to have the following corporate sponsorships: the OFTC Foundation North, Washington EMC, Burgess Pigment, Bulk Chemical, Imerys, Citizens Bank, Queensboro National Bank and Trust and Deep River Outfitters. “Our success would not be possible without them and we are thankful to the generosity of these organizations for their continued support of this great community project each year.”
In addition to the Science Fair, the Foundation hosted ‘The Tallest Newspaper Tower Challenge’ for students. In teams, the students competed using four newspaper sheets, masking tape, and ingenuity to construct towers. As the name implied, the tallest tower that stood for the longest amount of time won the competition. Middle School winners were Drew Carter and Payton Severance (89 inches); High School winners were Summer Lewis and Archy Patel (77 ½ inches).
The Science Fair Winners are encouraged to participate at the Regional Level at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, and the OFTC Foundation North sponsors all Over-All winners at the regional level by paying their entry fees. “We wish these students the best of luck at the next level,” Aaron shared.
To learn more about OFTC, visit OFTC.edu.
To view additional photos of the Science Fair, visit the OFTC Facebook page.
Science Fair Winners
Middle School – 3rd Place
Harley Eastmead and Tori Dunn
Ryder Brown, Connor Gunn, and Anthony Richburg
Raheem Cato and Deasia Walker
Savannah Wilbanks and Madison Hart
Lylah Lewis, Jordan Earl, and Christian Kitchens
Ashlyn Veal, Emma Fulghum, and Lillian Giles
Jillian Josey and Ellen Garrett
Middle school – 2nd Place
Dymear Poole and Rachel Frost
Stormy Yawn and Tamia Thomas
Jessie Trussell and I’yanna Watson
Ben Peyton and Colton Smith
Melana Sellars and Kaitlin Gardner
Middle School – 1st Place
Trenity Davis and Tyler Salter
Payton Severance and Drew Carter
Middle School Overall 2nd place: Payton Severance and Drew Carter
Middle School Overall 1st place: Libby Mathis
High School Winners
High School – 3rd Place
Morgan E. Harris
High School – 2nd Place
Amber St. John
Mary Preston Alexander
High School – 1st Place
Overall High School 2nd place: Warren Coneway
Overall High School 1st place: Anna Mathis