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2021-22 District Science Fair Winners

The winners of the district's 2021-22 Science Fair were announced Thursday, Dec. 9.

The overall winner for the 2021-22 Chatham County Schools Science Fair is Margaret B. Pollard's Jacob Hoopes for his entry, "Body Part Ratios in Saturniidae ... A Leonardo Da Vinci Style Approach to the Average Saturniidae."

Division K-2 

Honorable Mentions: 

“Bug Catcher” by Ms. Pruckno’s Class from Perry Harrison  

“Save the Bacon” by Leo Barsallo from Pittsboro Elementary

“What air pressure will a soccer ball travel the farthest distance?" by Keaton Jett and Audrey Jett from Chatham Grove Elementary 

“How to Bust that Stain” by Quin Fatolitis and Silas Fatolitis from Bonlee


3rd Place:  

"Which Bottle Will Explode once I drop a CO2 cartridge in it. I want to see which one will explode the loudest. I want to see which one explodes the quickest." By Wyatt Lawson from Pittsboro Elementary


2nd Place: 

"Which airplane flies the farthest?" by Harrison Chastain and Greyson Bochicco from Chatham Grove Elementary


1st Place: 

"Birds in Winter" by Mrs. Griffin’s Class from Perry Harrison Elementary.

 

Division 3-5

Biological Science


3rd Place: 

“Does The Cheaper Brand of Popcorn Have The Least Kernels” by Nyla Cooper from Virginia Cross Elementary 

2nd Place: 

“Bacteria Build Up” by Ian Tracey from Chatham Grove Elementary


1st Place:

"So You Think You Can Multitask?" By Tyler Wolfe from North Chatham Elementary


Earth and Environmental  

3rd Place: 

“How does pollution affect plants?” by Grayson Jordan from Chatham Grove Elementary

2nd Place: 

“Caffeine growth on plants” by Aiden McKnight and Lukasz Makor  from North Chatham Elementary


1st Place: 

“Best conditions for cut flowers” by Stephanie Frankowski from Chatham Grove Elementary

 

Engineering and Technology 

3rd  Place:

“Lego Grape Catapult” by Nolan Rizvi from Chatham Grove Elementary

2nd Place:

“The Snowy Bridge by Lucas Hodge, Riley Lane, Cody Watt  from Perry Harrison Elementary


1st Place: 

“Becoming a Pollinator” by Jaycey Buck, Waelynn Hardee, Bodie Brown and Olivia Sussman from Perry Harrison

 

Chemistry


3rd Place:

“How much baking soda does it take to produce enough gas to inflate a balloon?" By Emma Heath from Chatham Grove Elementary

2nd Place:

“Evaporation Experiment” by Aubrianna Gyalog and Evelyn Becker from George Moses Horton


1st Place:

“What is the best greasing agent for cooking eggs?" By Anna Barsallo from Pittsboro Elementary

 

Physic/Math

Honorable Mention: 

“To the Moon and Back” by Ayden Williams and Addison Williams from North Chatham Elementary

“Does Temperature Affect the Bounce of a Ball?” by Jesse Ritter from Bonlee


3rd Place:

“Mentos and Soda Geysers: Does Brand Make a Difference? By Annalise Miller and Amaya Milliken from North Chatham Elementary


2nd Place:

“Dropped Dart” by Carter Reed and Leo Drust from George Moses Horton


1st Place: 

“Friction Experiment” by Elias Koshy from Chatham Grove Elementary

 

Division 6-8

Biological Science A

3rd Place: 

“Will the Temperature Difference Affect the Germination Rate of Mung Beans?” by Elena Lu from Maragret B. Pollard.


2nd Place:

“Investigation the Ability of Different Solutions to Rehydrate Celery” by Tyler Matthews from Maragret B. Pollard


1st Place: 

"Body Part Ratios in Saturniidae ... A Leonardo Da Vinci Style Approach to the Average Saturniidae" by Jacob Hoopes from Maragret B. Pollard

 

Biological Science B

1st  Place:

“Is the five-second rule factual?" By Genesis Ocampo and Briseida Ibarra Rivera from Chatham Middle School


Chemistry:

Honorable Mention:

“Fatty Food” by Maria Lopez from Chatham Middle School


3rd Place: 

“Calculating Combustion Rate” by Kayle Maxfield, Giancarlo Nolasco and Heidi Vicente from Chatham Middle School

Second Place: 

“No Rotting Eggs”  by Vick Lian from Chatham Middle School 

First Place:

“It's Just the Way the Deer Bones Break” by Madelyn Trunell from Margaret B. Pollard 


Earth/Environmental Science

3rd Place: 

“Lead in Soil" by Amiyah Vargas, Luisa Lazo Sosa and Kiki Joseph from Chatham Middle School


2nd Place: 

"Pittsboro Water Quality" by Everett Burgert, Matthew Washington and Warren Washington  from Maragret B. Pollard

1st Place: 

“Which type of Chatham County tree has the most stomata?” by Reagan Sandel, Kinley Jordan and Madelyn Smith from Chatham Middle School

 

Physics


2nd Place: 

"Electromagnetic Field Radiation and Magnetic Fields of Phones Charging" by Fabiola Vasquez, Makayla Headen, and Jonathan Vasquez from Chatham Middle School


1st Place:

“Ball Grip”  by Gabe Rogers, Ty Willoughby and Grayson Cox from Margaret B. Pollard  

 

Mathematics, Statistics and Data Sciences 


1st Place:  

"Does Juice Have More, Less, or the Same Amount of Sugar as Soda?" By Michael Beck, Isaac Wilson, and Travis Mann from Margaret B. Pollard

 

Engineering:


3rd Place: 

"Which mask is more effective?" By Kendall Lee and Avery Spradley from George Moses Horton


2nd Place: 

"Types of Bridges" By Annagrace Zaremba from George Moses Horton


1st  Place: 

“Shade Balls” by Grant Widmann, Sanjay Subramani, and Brandon Burger from Maragret B. Pollard

 

9-12 Division 

Biological Science A:


1st Place:  

"Music and Marketing" by Sara Turner, Kaleb Wilcox, and Katie Zucker from Chatham School of Science and Engineering


Biological Science B:


2nd Place: 

"Blood and Hot Tubs" by Kai Culter from Chatham School of Science and Engineering


1st Place: 

"At home DNA extraction" by Gabe Sylvia from Chatham School of Science and Engineering

 

Chemistry:


1st Place:  

"Electrolyte Challenge: Sports Drink vs Orange Juice" by Carolyn Belk and William Carter from Chatham School of Science and Engineering


Earth/Environmental Sciences:

1st Place:  

Which type of milk will produce the best plastic? By Kaylee Watt and Mykalah Pettitt from Chatham School of Science and Engineering


Physics:


2nd Place:

"The Pinewood 500" by Caden Bailey and Ryan Iott from Chatham School of Science and Engineering


1st Place: 

"Does the Shape of a Car Affect the Drag Coefficient?" By Kyle Hickey from  Chatham School of Science and Engineering

 

Technology:

1st Place: 

"Internet speed around the school" by Jack Trigilanos, Brandon Cameron and Noah Emery from Chatham School of Science and Engineering

  

Engineering:

1st Place: 

"Electromagnetic Field Radiation Exposure in Local Settings" by Nicholas Maness from Chatham School of Science and Engineering