Lowndes County Schools hold district science fair for middle, high schools

Published 10:02 am Thursday, January 24, 2013

By Fred Guarino
The Lowndes Signal

“It was awesome program… We’re really, really proud of this.”

That’s the way Lowndes County School Superintendent Dr. Daniel Boyd described the Lowndes County Public Schools’ District Science Fair for Middle and High Schools hosted at Central High on Thursday, Jan. 10.

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Boyd said the science fair projects were started three years ago and “it opened us up to competition not just in our schools, but in our district and far beyond that,” he said.

He said last year’s teams from Central and Calhoun competed at the regional level at Auburn University, where Calhoun placed first and competed at the state level where they earned honorable mention.

He announced the three top winners for Lowndes County Middle School, Hayneville Middle School, Central High and The Calhoun School.

He said the first place winner at the middle school level went to the team from Lowndes County Middle School “Stain Be Gone;” second and third place from Hayneville Middle School were “Dancing Raisins” and “Why are there Ladybugs in my House?”

At the high school level the top winner was from Calhoun High, “How Greasy Are Your Potato Chips,” by Jessica Morgan, Keyanna Kinloch, Shanice Searight and Jo’el Johnson.

Second place, also from Calhoun School was “Shaking For Suds” by Jazmine Garrett, Ebony Ellis and Imani Lee.

Third place from Central High was “Can Caffeine Affect Your Memory” by Solomon Sims and Antwaun Grant.

At Lowndes County Middle School second place went to “Does Music Affect Your Mood” and third went to “Which Smells Best.”

At Hayneville Middle School, second place went to “Why are there Ladybugs in my House?,” and third went to “Plants and Detergents.”

At Central High second place went to “How Distractions Affect Your Reaction Time” and third to “Can Music Affect Your Heart Rate?”

At Calhoun School second went to “Shaking For Suds” and third to “Can you Boil Water in a Paper Cup.”