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( March 24, 1999)
HOT SPRINGS STUDENTS WIN HONORS AT HIGH PLAINS REGIONAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR
Eleven students from Hot Springs 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). Desiree Wood won 2nd Place/ 7th Grade- Biology for her science project entitled “ Gravity or Water: Which has Stronger Pull?” Rachel Huddleston won 5th Place/ 8th Grade- Biology for her science project entitled “ Does Your Mouthwash Really Work?” Cody Griebel won 3rd Place/ 7th Grade- Physical for his science project entitled “ Model Rocketry.” Curtis Fees and Jeremy Lanning won 2nd Place/ 7th Grade- Team for their science project entitled “’ Iron’ing Out the Facts.” Sierra Hubregtse and Molly Russell won 3rd Place/ 7th Grade- Team for their science project entitled “ Which Type of Carrot Produces the Most Gas When Mixed with Ascetic Acid?” Charles Falkena and Jonathan Huber won 2nd Place/ 8th Grade- Team for their science project entitled “ A Fungus that Shoots Like a Cannon,” and Jessica Weisz and Brianna Johnston won a special award from the Association of Women Geoscientists for their science project entitled “ What Would the World Be Like?”
Other students from Hot Springs who competed in the event and their project titles are as follows:
Cody McKinstry and Bo Sabo Get Stronger Go Longer
Sheena Cassens The Relative Effectiveness of Various Types of Therapeutic
Brett Burden Acid Rain
Curtis Fees and Jeremy Lanning “ Iron” ing Out the Facts
Matthew Anderson Detergent Phosphates and Pond Life
Megan Aspen Does the Amount of Light Affect Plant Growth?
Michael Molitor Erosion by Wind and Water
Sarah Stevens Which Animal Has the Worst Bacteria?
Simeon Goddard Men’s or Women’s Memories - Which Are Better?
Marla R. Neisner Does Everything Have Voltage?
Jamie Lindsay and Rachel Burtzlaff Which Cleaner Works Best on Germs?
Toby Cummings Clean Water, Precious Minerals Down the Drain
Dacia Alexander How Accurate are Meteorological Predictions?
Tracey Martin and Melissa Geiser Salt: A Future Energy Source?
Chris Huber and Ski Falkena How Electric Motors Work
Lacy Jo Northrup Which Form of Insulation is the Most Effective?
Autumn Nekuda Is Water Safe to Drink?
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Name Project Jack Brophy Iguana Life Cycle
Jaime Dinkel Molds
Jessie Dinkel, Sarah Rooks Water Flow
and Whitney Hill
Josh Truth Wind Turbine
Ryan Lazzell and Alex Bakers Beaver Sanitation Inc.
Micah Butterfield To Drink or Not to Drink?
Kyle Hauck and Jack Sides What’s In Our Waters?
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: Dacia Alexander of Hot Springs Middle School displays her science project entitled “ How Accurate are Meteorological Predictions?”, at the 44th Annual High Plains Regional Science & Engineering Fair held recently at SDSM& T.
Photo Caption: Sheena Cassens displays her science project entitled “ The Relative Effectiveness of Various Types of Therapeutic Cold Packs”, at the 44th Annual High Plains Regional Science & Engineering Fair held at SDSM& T.
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