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April 10, 2000
SPEARFISH MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS WIN HONORS AT HIGH PLAINS REGIONAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR
Fourteen students from Spearfish Middle School won honors at the 45th Annual High Plains Regional Science & Engineering Fair held recently on the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology ( SDSM& T). Niklas Peters won 1st Place/ 6th Grade- Physical for a science project entitled “ A Sticky Situation.” Derek Dillman, Karl Giuseffi, and John Schempf won 2nd Place/ 6th Grade – Team for a science project entitled “ How a Person Can Lay on a Bed of Nails.” Steven Aldrich won 2nd Place/ 7th Grade- Physical for a project entitled “ Wavelengths: How Long Can They Go?” Jessica Richey won 3rd Place/ 7th Grade- Biology for a project entitled “ Twins II.” Kris Chalmers and Jeremy Fremont won 1st Place/ 7th Grade Team for their project entitled “ Hovercraft vs. Environment.” Andrew Dorfschmidt and Evan Follette won 3rd Place/ 7th Grade Team for their project entitled “ Poinsettias, the Christmas Flower.” Emily Oldenkamp and Lindsay Sendan won 4th Place/ 7th Grade Team for their project entitled “ Identifying Bacteria.” Julia Doyle and Leslie Reiswig won 5th Place/ 7th Grade Team for their project entitled “ Male or Female?”
Other students from Spearfish who competed in the event and their project titles are as follows:
The 45th Annual High Plains Regional Science & Engineering Fair featured more than 400 middle and high school students from more than two dozen West River schools competing in various science and engineering categories. Cash awards plus many additional prizes that included flags, books, backpacks, databanks, and medallions were awarded to the winners in the various categories.
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