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( March 24, 1999)
BELLE FOURCHE STUDENTS WIN HONORS AT HIGH PLAINS REGIONAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR
Six students of Belle Fourche Middle School won honors at the 44th Annual High Plains Regional Science & Engineering Fair held recently on the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology ( SDSM& T). Adam Turbiville won 5th Place/ 7th Grade- Biology for his science project entitled “ What Natural Additives Improve Plant Growth in Grummit Clay?” Matthew Jackson won 4th Place/ 8th Grade- Biology for his science project entitled “ What is Connection between Gender and Memory?” Cliff Kling won 4th Place/ 7th Grade- Physical for his science project entitled “ Heat and Evaporation.” Heath Bachman took 2nd Place/ 8th Grade- Physical for his science project entitled “ What Style of Bridge Holds the Most Weight?”. Megan Fitzgerald took 5th Place/ 8th Grade- Physical and 2nd Place Junior High/ US Air Force Awards for her science project entitled “ Do Different Methods Grow Different Crystals?” and Jonathan Baker took 3rd Place Junior High/ US Air Force Awards for his science project entitled “ How do Tornadoes Form?”
Other students from Belle Fourche who competed in the event and their project titles are as follows:
Brad Steinbach Which Environment Affect the Growth of Molds and
Crystal Swenby What Molds the Fastest?
Megan Moore Do Atoms Arrange Themselves in an Orderly Fashion?
Ty Cook Which Cutting Board Grows the Most Bacteria and What
Kind Does It Grow?
Lacey Helmer Does Having More Coils Make a Steamboat go Quicker?
Chelsee Pummel What Water Filter Works the Best?
Lynsey Rothermel What Shampoo is Best for Your Hair by Testing pH?
Jessica Corliss Blowing Up Balloons with Yeast
Jake Lee What Affects the Quality of Water More: Sand, Gravel or
Cole Hennessey Who has a Faster Reaction Time: Boys or Girls?
Danielle E Brenneise Does the Amount of Light Affect the Production of Eggs?
Megan LaFayette Are Dogs Colorblind?
Tommy Coyle What Shingle Holds up the Best in Hail, Three- tab or
Aimee Durr Does Music Effect Kids Decisions?
Waylon Freese What Fabrics are More Waterproof?
Ashley Steinbach Which Laundry Soap Does a Better Job for Your Money?
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Name Project Jackie Severin Do Magnets Effect Plants?
Rachelle Neff Which Hair Color Dyes the Best?
Shelby Buckmaster What Causes the Northern Lights?
Cory Carlson How do Different Liquids Affect Plants’ Growth?
Caleb Burch Can Remote Rays be Redirected by Prisms?
Chelsie Garrett What Detergent Gets Stains Out the Best?
Quillan McNeese Which Paper Airplane Flies the Best?
Ryan Schuelke Which Golf Ball Goes Farther?
Karrie Steffen Do Children get more Genes from their Mothers or
Courtney Kling What is the Best Way to Identify a Horse by its Night Eyes?
Jenifer Kubo How Clouds Form
Kiel Dailey Does Music Really Soothe the Savage Beast?
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.
Photo Caption: Crystal Swenby of Belle Fourche Middle School stands proudly next to her science project entitled “ What Molds The Fastest”, at the 44th Annual High Plains Regional Science & Engineering Fair.
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