WMS Students Represent Washington County Well at Regional Science Fair

Seven students standing with their science fair projects.Wallace Middle School Science Fair Winners take two first place ribbons and one second place ribbon in the Junior Division at the Blue Ridge Highlands Regional Science Fair at Radford University on March 5.

Ellie C. won first place in the Mathematics Category with her project “Human vs. Savings Catcher”, Nick G. and Zach S. won first place in Physics and Astronomy for their project entitled “Deflate-Gate: The Science Behind It,” and Julia C. and Andrew C. placed 2nd in the Behavioral & Social Sciences Category for their project “Does Music Affect Short Term Memory?” Their success at the regional level is an indicator of the dedication to scientific exploration happening at Wallace this year in their fourth annual school-wide science fair, which is sponsored by the GATE Program.  GATE Coordinators, Ms. Mutter and Ms. Logan are very proud of the accomplishments of the winners and also the other 54 students who participated in the science fair this year completing a total of 37 projects. The projects were judged at the school level on Thursday, January 28, and awards were given for first, second, and third place, and for honorable mention.  Winners at the school level were as follows:  1st place – Julia and Andrew C, 2nd place – Abigail B. for her project “Is Soda Harmful to Your Teeth?”, 3rd place – Nick G. and Zach S. tied for third with Ellie C., and Rachel S. won honorable mention for her project “Bacteria: Good vs. Bad”. Congratulations to all of the winners and to all who participated and helped make this year’s science fair a huge success.

Contact Person: 
Deborah Hughes