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CCSD Students Advance to State Science & Engineering Fair

CCSD Students Advance to State Science & Engineering Fair

Four Cherokee County School District students are advancing to the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair!

Middle and high school students recently competed at the Northwest Georgia Regional Science and Engineering Fair at Georgia Highlands College.  Four CCSD students placed and earned the opportunity to advance to the state event at the University of Georgia in April.  Elementary school students compete separately in the Georgia College K-5 State Science Fair.  

“Congratulations to our impressive young scientists and engineers on your regional success!” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said.  “We’re proud of your dedication to STEM learning and wish you the best at the state competition.  Thank you to all of our STEM teachers for your commitment to ensuring our students master this critically important learning.  Congratulations and thank you to the teachers who served as advisors for these winning projects and thank you to the event sponsors who make these competitions possible.”

Andres Arteaga and Ryan Bustelo, Grade 11 of Woodstock High School (teacher Steve Epperson) are advancing to state after winn

Andres Arteaga and Ryan Bustelo, Grade 11 of Woodstock High School (teacher Steve Epperson) are advancing to state after winning second place in the region for their project “The Effect Ocean Warming and Depletion of Nutrients Has on Phytoplankton (Nannochloropsis Phytoplankton) Growth and Krill (Saltwater Brine Shrimp) populations” in the Earth & Environmental Sciences category.

Andee Clark and Keelin Murray, Grade 10 of Woodstock High School (teacher Sarah Brennan) are advancing to state after winning

Andee Clark and Keelin Murray, Grade 10 of Woodstock High School (teacher Sarah Brennan) are advancing to state after winning third place in the region for their project “Biofuel Production: The Effect of Trifolium Incarnatums Nitrogen Output on Chlorella Growth” in the Energy: Sustainable Materials & Design category.

Cobb EMC and Gas South sponsor CCSD’s participation in the regional event by sponsoring student registration fees.  Pictured:
Cobb EMC and Gas South sponsor CCSD’s participation in the regional event by sponsoring student registration fees. Pictured:

Cobb EMC and Gas South sponsor CCSD’s participation in the regional event by sponsoring student registration fees.  

The companies also present special awards to students with accompanying gift cards, as does the Cherokee County Water and Sewerage Authority (CCWSA).

Cobb EMC and Gas South sponsor CCSD’s participation in the regional event by sponsoring student registration fees.  The compa

Above: Cobb EMC/Gas South Award winners. Below: Cherokee County Water and Sewerage Authority winners.

Cobb EMC and Gas South sponsor CCSD’s participation in the regional event by sponsoring student registration fees.  The compa

Andres, Ryan, Andee and Keelin all earned both Cobb EMC/Gas South ($50) and CCWSA ($25) awards.

Loucie Hanchey and Pradhyumna Vasishta, Grade 9 of Etowah High School (teacher John Murnan), earned a $50 Cobb EMC/Gas South award for their project “Do the Shapes of Hydrogels Influence Their Antibacterial Properties Against Common Skin Bacteria?” in the Biomedical & Health Sciences category.

Manasa Shankar, Grade 10 of Woodstock High School (teacher Sarah Brennan), earned a $50 Cobb EMC/Gas South for her the project “The Effect of Coding to Combat Antibiotic Resistance: Gene Editing Kanamycin-Resistant Plasmids” in the Computational Biology & Bioinformatics category.

Griffin Weaver, Grade 12 of Woodstock High School (teacher Audra Thomas), earned a $50 CCWSA award for his project “Ramshorn Snails: A Solution for Freshwater Cyanobacteria Overgrowth” in the Earth & Environmental Sciences category.

Addy Lefevre, Grade 6 of Dean Rusk Middle School (teacher Lisa Naliwajka), earned a $25 Cobb EMC/Gas South award for her project “Growing Gummy Bears” in the Chemistry category.

Anya Pretorius, Grade 10 of Woodstock High School (teacher Audra Thomas), earned a $25 Cobb EMC/Gas South award for her project: “The Answer to Antibiotic Resistance; Lysozymes or Bacteriophages?” in the Microbiology category.

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