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( March 19, 1999)
STURGIS AND STEVENS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TAKE TOP HONORS AT HIGH PLAINS REGIONAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR AND WIN TRIPS TO INTEL INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR IN PHILADELPHIA
Two students from Sturgis Brown High School and one student from Rapid City Stevens High School won top honors at the 44th Annual High Plains Regional Science & Engineering Fair held on the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology ( SDSM& T) campus today. John Keefner and Mark Hannant of Sturgis won first place for their science project entitled “ Zen and the Art of Diamagnetic Water Repulsion”. Ramie Ann Kingsbury of Rapid City Stevens was awarded second place for her project entitled “ Cognitive, Moral and Psychosocial Development in Children”. In addition to trophies, the three students won trips to the 50th Intel International Science and Engineering Fair that will be held May 2- 8, 1999, in Philadelphia, PA.
The 44th Annual High Plains Regional Science & Engineering Fair featured 375 middle and high school students from 32 area schools competing in various science and engineering categories. A total of approximately $ 2,650 in cash awards plus many additional prizes that included flags, books, backpacks, databanks, and medallions were awarded to the winners in the various categories. The award winners in the respective categories and grade levels are as follows:
Biology- 6th Grade Name School Project
1st Place ($ 60) Blake Campbell Rapid City South Are You Sitting Too Close to the TV?
2nd Place ($ 40) Jessie Richey Spearfish Twins
3rd Place ($ 20) Andrea Lucas Todd County Blood Pressure.. It has its Highs and Lows
4th Place: Joshua Kitzan Newell Do Earthworms Improve the Soil?
5th Place: Charlie Her Many Horses Todd County Tomato/ Tomato
Biology- 7th Grade
1st Place ($ 60) Bryce Ryan Foos Newell The Cutting Edge.. Board of Health
2nd Place ($ 40) Desiree Wood Hot Springs Gravity or Water: Which has Stronger Pull?
3rd Place ($ 20) Heidi Walking Lakeview( Crookston NE) Garbage- Plant Food of the Future
4th Place: Steven Brunner Newell Do Gestures Affect Speech?
5th Place: Adam Turbiville Belle Fourche What Natural Additives Improve Plant Growth in Grummit Clay?
Biology- 8th Grade
1st Place ($ 60) Charles Anderson Douglas Biosphe Red
2nd Place ($ 40) Samantha Michalson Sturgis Williams Can One’s Resting Heartbeat be Changed by Music?
3rd Place ($ 20) Jayna Lee Humble Ottumwa Thumbs Up
4th Place: Matthew Jackson Belle Fourche What is Connection between Gender and Memory?
5th Place: Rachel Huddleston Hot Springs Does Your Mouthwash Really Work?
Physical- 6th Grade
1st Place ($ 60) Jenna Lucas Todd County A Shower a Day.. Brings Meteorites Our Way
2nd Place ($ 40) Lesley Kirschten Ottumwa Up, Up, Up and Away
3rd Place ($ 20) Rose Heeb Ottumwa Sun Time
- Page 2- 4th Place: Andre Barnaud Newell How Does the Diameter of a Wheel Affect the Speed of the Vehicle to Which it Belongs?
5th Place: Chris Richardson West What Are the Ways We Make Electricity & How Do They Work?
Physical- 7h Grade
1st Place ($ 60) Shaun Satterlee Spearfish How Electromagnetism Makes a Motor Run
2nd Place ($ 40) Jade Herman Todd County Barometric Behavior
3rd Place ($ 20) Cody Griebel Hot Springs Model Rocketry
4th Place: Cliff Kling Belle Fourche Heat and Evaporation
5h Place: Brian Ewoldt Spearfish How Air Temperature Affects Lift on a Section of an Airplane Wing
Physical- 8th Grade
1st Place ($ 60) Ben Krugman Rapid City West Viscosity: The Slippery Solution
2nd Place ($ 40) Heath Bachman Belle Fourche What Style of Bridge Holds the Most Weight?
3rd Place ($ 20) Whitney Lucas Todd County Mni Wiconi- Water of Life
4th Place: Jason Yuan Rapid City West How are Crystals Formed?
5th Place: Megan Fitzgerald Belle Fourche Do Different Methods Grow Different Crystals?
Team- 6th Grade
1st Place ($ 60) Jamie Leslie & Daleri Moller - Spearfish A Dialogue About Smog
2nd Place ($ 40) Travis Krogman & Kacktus Bryan - White River Wind Power
Team- 7th Grade
1st Place ($ 60) Emilie Hammerquist & Spearfish Rain, Rain Gow Away.. Come Again on a Non- Fest Day
2nd Place ($ 40) Curtis Fees & Jeremy Lanning - Hot Springs “ Iron” ing Out the Facts
3rd Place ($ 20) Sierra Hubregtse & Hot Springs Which Type of Carrot Produces the Most Gas
Molly Russell When Mixed with Ascetic Acid?
Team- 8th Grade
1st Place ($ 60) Jared Leonard and Hermosa Effects of Magnet Spacing on the Driving Accuracy
Shane Mallary of a Modified Radio Controlled Car
2nd Place ($ 40) Charles Falkena and Hot Springs A Fungus that Shoots Like a Cannon
Behavorial & Social Science – Senior Division
1st Place ($ 100) Ramie Kingsbury RC Stevens Cognitive, Moral & Psychosocial Development in Children
2nd Place ($ 50) Aelgifa Hong- Ruddy Rapid City Central Apathy or Ignorance: Study of America’s Political Aptitude
3rd Place ($ 30) Keith Bishop Rapid City Stevens Mental Efficiency Versus Time of Day
Biology- Senior Division
1st Place ($ 100) Tyler Ellis Rapid City Stevens Effects of Auditory Stimuli on Dianthus caryophyllus
2nd Place ($ 50) Kelly Whipple Todd County Bacteria Destroyer
3rd Place ($ 30) Aaron Hudlemeyer Rapid City Stevens Where, Oh Where, Do the Pine Trees Grow?
Chemistry/ Physics/ Math- Senior Division
1st Place ($ 100) Lisa Cannon Rapid City Stevens Fabrics: Man- Made and Natural
2nd Place ($ 50) Justin McCandless Rapid City Central The Effect of Loop G- Forces on Kinetic Enery Losses 3rd Place ($ 30) Christina Franklin Rapid City Central The Effect of Violin Quality on Pitch and Tone
Medicine and Health– Senior Division
1st Place ($! 00) Kristin Rich Rapid City Stevens Hepa Hype
2nd Place ($ 50) Jenny Ronneberg Rapid City Central Rhizopus stolonifer on Post Harvest Strawberries
3rd Place ($ 30) Stephanie Richardson Rapid City Stevens Effects of Mental Imaging on Running Times
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Engineering/ Earth/ Space Science – Senior Division
1st Place ($ 100) Dana Mellegard Rapid City Stevens Wood- Plastic Composites 2nd Place ($ 50) Ryan Brunner Newell Does Soil Type Affect Fertilizer Leaching and
3rd Place ($ 30) Kyle Detwiler Rapid City Stevens The Little Nitinol Engine that Could
Team– Senior Division
1st Place ($ 100) John Keefner and Sturgis Brown Zen and the Art of Diamagnetic Water Repulsion
2nd Place ($ 50) Alyssa Spradley and Rapid City Stevens Can Massage Replace Insulin Dependency?
International Science & Engineering Fair Award Winners
1st Place ( trip): John Keefner and Sturgis Brown Zen and the Art of Diamagnetic Water Repulsion
2nd Place ( trip): Ramie Kingsbury Rapid City Stevens Cognitive, Moral and Psychosocial Development in Children
1st Alternate: Jenny Ronneberg Rapid City Central Rhizopus stolonifer on Post Harvest Strawberries
2nd Alternate: Tyler Ellis Rapid City Stevens Effects of Auditory Stimuli on Dianthus caryophyllus
US Air Force Awards
1st Place High School Wade Steinback Rapid City Stevens The Air We Share – Phase II
2nd Place High School Liz Sandvik Rapid City Stevens Is Human Development Affecting Nitrate Levels
in Elk Creek?
3rd Place High School Elizabeth Vaughan Philip How Well Are We Cleaning?
1st Place Junior High Brian Ewoldt Spearfish How Air Temperature Affects Life on a Section of an Airplane Wing
2nd Place Junior High Megan Fitzgerald Belle Fourche Do Different Methods Grow Different Crystals?
3rd Place Junior High Jonathan Baker Belle Fourche How do Tornadoes Form?
US Army Awards
Engineering Dana Mellegard Rapid City Stevens Wood- Plastic Composites
Math & Computers Seungkuk ( Peter) Ahn Rapid City Central Trumpet: Getting in Tune
Life Sciences Shannon McCloskey Todd County To Clean and Protect
Physical Sciences Lisa Cannon Rapid City Stevens Fabrics: Man- made and Natural
Environmental Science Kyle Detwiler Rapid City Stevens The Little Nitinol Engine that Could
Outstanding Project Shannon McCloskey Todd County To Clean and Protect
Government Leaders Awards:
Governor William Janklow – School with most winners: Rapid City Stevens High School
Congressman John Thune- Best sports related entry:
Kevin James Rapid City Central Speed: What Role Does Good Nutrition Play?
Senator Tom Daschle – School with most entries: Spearfish
Senator Tim Johnson – School with most entries x distance traveled: Todd County
Assoc. of Women Geoscientists-
Jessica Weisz and Hot Springs What Would the World Be Like?
American Meteorological Society:
1st Place Nathan Harding Edgemont If the Earth was Cubical
2nd Place Wade Steinback Rapid City Stevens The Air We Share – Phase II
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US Dept. of Health & Human Services-
Darin Sabers Rapid City Stevens A Comparison of Particulates in Cigarettes and Cigars
Society for in Vitro Biology:
Brittany Audiss Rapid City Stevens The Effects of Valerian on Paramecium Caudatum Yale Science & Engineering Association:
Summer Gorder Rapid City Stevens Crickets on Ice: The Effects of Dehydration
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics:
John Keefner and Sturgis Brown Zen and the Art of Diamagnetic Water Repulsion
Eastman Kodak Joseph Boddicker Rapid City Stevens Drip Drop Physics
South Dakota Veterinary Medical Auxiliary ($ 30):
Miranda Grote Rapid City Stevens Narcolepsy in Horses: Part II
Mission in Time:
1st Place ($ 50) Jade Ager Spearfish Recycling Sheetrock
2nd Place ($ 25) Kristin Rich Rapid City Stevens Hepa Hype
Hills Materials for Senior Engineering ($ 250 award):
Matt Sauter Rapid City Stevens Better Listening Through Science
Intel Corporation Excellence in Computer Science ($ 200 award):
Britton Nielsen Rapid City Stevens Smart Games
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