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Four CCS students earn honors at state Science Fair

PITTSBORO — Four students from Chatham County Schools earned honors at the recent state Science Fair.

In the elementary division, Elias Koshy (“Friction experiment”) from Chatham Grove and Anna Barsallo (“What is the best greasing agent for cooking eggs?”) from Pittsboro both received exemplary mentions.  

In the middle school division, Jacob Hoopes from Margaret B. Pollard placed second in the Biological Sciences A category for his project “Body part ratios in Saturniidae: A Leonardo DeVinci style to the average Saturniidae.” He also received a nomination for the Broadcom Masters, the nation’s premier middle school STEM competition.

In the high school division, Kyle Hickey from the Chatham School of Science and Engineering received an Honorable Mention in the Physics category (“Does the shape of a car affect the drag coefficient?”).

“We are thrilled that our students did so well at the state competition,” said Sherri Homan, middle school instructional program facilitator. “Our students worked very hard on their projects, and we’re so proud of the work they have done.”

Superintendent Dr. Anthony Jackson agreed with Homan. “All of our competitors created really advanced, high-level projects,” he said. “I am tremendously proud of these students, and the instructors who helped them reach this level of success.”