Science Fair State Results 17-18

Blowing Rock Students Excel at State Science Fair 17-18

We had a great weekend of celebrating student research at the state science competitions on Friday and Saturday!  Blowing Rock did exceptionally well and I couldn't be more proud of the research and work that students did to prepare for these competitions; well above and beyond what was required of them for the school fair.
 
Friday's competition was for the North Carolina Student Academy of Sciences at the North Carolina School of Science and Math.  This competition is a thesis-like defense, in which students have 10 minutes to present their research via Google Slides, and then five minutes of Q and A with the judges.  The results of this competition were:
 
Biotechnology:  1st Sam Nixon for his project Sunscreens:  Lotions vs. Spray
 
Mathematics:  1st  Hayleigh Nunes and Iris Westerman for their project What is the Potential of Solar Panels on Blowing Rock School's Roof
                       2nd  Micah Duvall  Does the pH Level of Drinking Water Affect the Growth of a Radish Plant
 
Physics:  1st  Thomas Lehman  for his project Heat Treating Carbon, Tool, and Stainless Steel by Oil Quench and Air Cool to Increase Hardness
 
For Saturday's competition at the North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair, we had several students compete.  These included:  Sam Nixon, Hayleigh Nunes and Iris Westerman, Thomas Lehman, Grant Troyer and Collin Anderson.  In this competition, Grant Troyer and Collin Anderson won Honorable Mention for their project  How Many Grams of Salt Does it Take for Water Not to Freeze in Freezing Temperatures?
 
This means that every student we sent to state competition won an award at the state level!  
 
Thanks to everyone for their support and encouragement! Please congratulate these students.
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