Annual Washington County Science Fair Winners Announced
Two-Hundred and Sixty-Nine young scientists, sixth through twelfth grade, presented their research projects during the 2018 Washington County Science Fair hosted at Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) in Sandersville, Friday November 30.
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 science fair organizer and OFTC Executive Director of Institutional Advancement Kathy Aaron.
Forty-eight 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, Aaron shared. “The OFTC Foundation
North would like to thank each judge who volunteered their time and talents to make the event such a success,” she said.
OFTC’s North Campus Foundation was fortunate to have the following corporate sponsorships for this year’s science fair: Imerys, OFTC Foundation North, OFTC, CVB Industrial, Queensborough National Bank, Burgess Pigment, and Washington EMC. “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,” Aaron said.
The science fair overall winners are encouraged to participate at the Regional Level at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, and OFTC’s Foundation North sponsors them by paying their entry fees. “We wish these students the best of luck at the next level,” Aaron shared.
In addition to the Science Fair the Foundation hosted The Tallest Newspaper Tower Challenge, an annual competition which students volunteer to participate in. Students competed in teams using four newspaper sheets, masking tape, and ingenuity to construct towers. The tallest tower standing the longest won the competition.
For more info on OFTC or the North Foundation, visit the College’s website, OFTC.edu.
Science Fair Winners
Middle School – 3rd Place
Jon Alston Lewis
Payton Severance & Drew Carter
Middle School – 2nd Place
Ahzaiah Rolle & Tamia Thomas
Melana Sellars & Chayce Welch
Middle School 1st Place
Madelyn May & Madison Hart
Anne Marie Sheppard
Middle School Overall 2nd Place: Kade Phillips
Middle School Overall 1st Place: Latierra Harden
High School Winners
High School – 3rd Place
High School – 2nd Place
Mary Preston Alexander
High School – 1st Place
Overall High School 2nd place: Warren Coneway
Overall High School 1st place: Anna Mathis
Newspaper Challenge Winners
High School – 1st place: Rodrich Parham and Donald Buck, 106”
High School – 2nd place: Brianna Harper and James Watts, 97 ½”
Middle School – 1st place: Drew Carter and Bryce Williford, 98 7/8”
Middle School – 2nd place: Emma Boyen and Emily Gore, 84 ½”