2018-02-28 / Campus

Science fair winners recognized


First place winners, Olivia Lee, Charlye Allen, Andre’ Powell, Andrew Winkler, Tanner Williams, Kade Smith, Dylan Hatton and Noah Odom. First place winners, Olivia Lee, Charlye Allen, Andre’ Powell, Andrew Winkler, Tanner Williams, Kade Smith, Dylan Hatton and Noah Odom. A record number of students from Early County Middle School received awards at the 46th annual Southwest Georgia Regional Science Fair hosted Feb. 8 by Albany State University.

One of 21 regional fairs held around the state, the Southwest Georgia fair drew projects from 17 area counties. ECMS brought the largest contingent in the competition, submitting 66 science fair projects for judging by representatives of Georgia universities, science-related organizations, and companies.

Participants received first, second and third place ribbons and fourth place certificates denoting quality levels. In addition, companies and organizations donated special awards for projects addressing specific topics or meeting certain criteria.

From among the first place finishers, projects were chosen to represent Southwest Georgia at the 70th annual Georgia Science and Engineering Fair to be held at the University of Georgia in March. One overall grand award was given in both the Junior and Senior divisions.


Second place winners, Michalyn Grist, Macy Middleton, Jane Anne Smith, Daniel Edison, Zane Caudill, Riley Thomas, Charlie Houston, Landon White, Astyn Grimes, Baylen Tedder and Landon Simpson. Second place winners, Michalyn Grist, Macy Middleton, Jane Anne Smith, Daniel Edison, Zane Caudill, Riley Thomas, Charlie Houston, Landon White, Astyn Grimes, Baylen Tedder and Landon Simpson. Of the nine Junior Division students advancing to the state fair, six were from Early County Middle School, doubling the past record of three ECMS state qualifiers. These students, who will compete with 350 middle school regional science fair winners from across the state, include Charlye Allen, Olivia Lee, Noah Odom, Andre’ Powell, Kade Smith and Tanner Williams. Eighth grader Charlye Allen won the Junior Division Grand Award.

Of the 34 first, second and third place ribbons presented in the Junior Division, 25 went to ECMS students. First place winners included Charlye Allen, Dylan Hatton, Olivia Lee, Noah Odom, Andre’ Powell, Kade Smith, Tanner Williams and Andrew Winkler. Second place finishers included Zane Caudill, Daniel Edison, Kaitlann Felch, Astyn Grimes, Micahlyn Grist, Christina Houston, Macy Middleton, Landon Simpson, Jane Anne Smith, Baylen Tedder, Riley Thomas and Landon White. Third place winners were Ella Floyd, Ryan Foster, Gaines Harrell, Caleb Jenkins and Tyler Winns.


Third place winners, Ella Floyd, Tyler Winns and Gaines Harrell. Not pictured, Caleb Jenkins and Ryan Foster Third place winners, Ella Floyd, Tyler Winns and Gaines Harrell. Not pictured, Caleb Jenkins and Ryan Foster Fourth place certificates were awarded to Atticus Martin, Avery Cullifer, Allison Norris, Ryker Hancock, Milaila Chrispen, Prithvi Patel, Andrew Caudill, Peggy Sue Crozier, Ruthie Mulkey, Braylen Foster, Aniyah Gilbert, Trinity Mills, Payne Murphree, Garrett Lucas, Kennedi Lindsey, Laney Davis, Jasmine Brackins, Tyler Williams, Ange-lina Panamthottam, Mackenzie Wilbourn, Madison Jackson, Jennings Allred, Tyler Brown, Baxley Williams, Niveya Peterson, Andrew Ebersole, Addison Mock, Emanuel Johnson, Bianca James, Addison Brown, Jarrett Martin, Allannah Davis, Jackson Cullifer, Nolan Mock, Avery Miller, Ayla Grimes, Jillian Snipes, Ryan Bright, Delaney Purvis, Anna Belle Spooner and Ja’Khia McCray.

Four ECMS eighth graders won special awards including Charlye Allen, who received the Mu Alpha Theta math honor society award for the best use of mathematics, and the U.S. Metric Association for the best use of the metric system; Jane Anne Smith, who received the American Meteorologi-cal Association award for creative endeavor in atmospheric and related sciences; Andre’ Powell, who won the U.S. Air Force award for engineering; and Nolan Mock, who received the U.S. Navy/U.S. Marine Corps certificate and medallion, also for engineering.

Seventh grader Payne Murphree and eighth grader Andre Powell were interviewed by WALB television and featured on the local news.

The entire ECMS delegation received compliments from the science fair coordinators and Albany State University staff for the quality of the projects submitted and the behavior of the students involved. This year, students were accompanied to the regional fair by local science fair coordinator, Lea Williams, school administrator, Turner Floyd, and science teachers Charla Allen and Erica McCoy, eighth grade; Kim Crowdis, seventh grade; and Leah Brownlee, sixth grade; as well as several parents.

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