Students shine at science fair


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The county Board of Education recognizes several of the students who scored high at a regional science fair recently.


Surry County Schools

McKenna Merritt, Copeland, holds up her first-place trophy at the Surry County Schools’ science fair in November. Merritt’s project, Drink It Up, received a grade of exemplary at the Northwest Regional Science and Engineering Fair.


Jeff Linville | The News

Surry County Schools recognized several students this week for their strong showing in a regional science and engineering fair recently.

In November, nearly 100 entries vied for top marks in the science fair at Meadowview. The top finishers qualified for the Northwest Region’s fair, the largest regional in the state, according to the school district.

Three students from the Surry Early College took first place in the senior high chemistry category: Michael Myers, Cody Farmer and Gatlin Hale. Two other teams finished in second place in their categories, and another finished in third.

In the elementary-grade levels, two children finished with marks of exemplary, and two others were honorable mentions.

Senior High Results

• Senior Chemistry, 1st Place:

Chiral Resolution of a-Phenylethylamine, Students: Michael Myers, Cody Farmer, Gatlin Hale, Surry Early College

• Senior Physics/Mathematics, 2nd Place:

Width or Myth?, Will Nichols, East Surry

• Senior Technology, 2nd Place:

The Infinity Turbine, Courtland Hardy, Jay Crutti, Dannis Cazarez, Surry Early College

• Senior Technology, 3rd Place:

Did You Say Something?, Mason Wood, Blake Woods, Rodrigo Landaverde, Surry Central

• Senior Earth/Environmental, Honorable Mention:

Wind Turbines: Does Blade Pitch Matter?, Abigail Robertson, Amy Wall, Surry Early College

Elementary Projects

Exemplary (3rd place at state):

• Drink It Up, McKenna Merritt, Copeland Elementary

• Is More Better? Cost and Weight, do they affect arrow speed?, Nathan Narehood, Dobson Elementary

Honorable Mention

• Oops, I Did It Again! A kid’s journey to finding the right marker, Madelyn Wilmoth, Dobson Elementary

• If the Music Never Rest Will the Eggs Fill the Nest, Adam Slate, Cedar Ridge Elementary

The county Board of Education recognizes several of the students who scored high at a regional science fair recently.
http://mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Surry52016-5.jpgThe county Board of Education recognizes several of the students who scored high at a regional science fair recently. Surry County Schools

McKenna Merritt, Copeland, holds up her first-place trophy at the Surry County Schools’ science fair in November. Merritt’s project, Drink It Up, received a grade of exemplary at the Northwest Regional Science and Engineering Fair.
http://mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_0JAL1461_filtered.jpgMcKenna Merritt, Copeland, holds up her first-place trophy at the Surry County Schools’ science fair in November. Merritt’s project, Drink It Up, received a grade of exemplary at the Northwest Regional Science and Engineering Fair. Jeff Linville | The News

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