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NHCS Announces 2014 Regional Science Fair Results

More than fourteen different school districts, as well as various private schools, participated in the 2014 Regional Science Fair on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW).  This year, 75 awards and special awards were presented to the approximately 180 students who participated.  Twelve projects were chosen from New Hanover County Schools (NHCS) to represent our region at the North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair (NCSEF), which will be held March 28-29, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Below are the 12 NCSEF project selections, the division winners, and the special award winners from New Hanover County Schools.
 Students nominated to go to the North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair (NCSEF): NCSEF Elementary Division Nomination - Nicholas Klein  “Strong Magnets Are Cool”; Murrayville Elementary School Owen Deen Does Temperature Affect the Activity of Pancreatic Enzymes?”; Ogden Elementary School Jacob Rose  “Keeping It Cool”; Bellamy Elementary School; NCSEF Junior Earth/Environmental Nomination Elizabeth Kinsey  “Does Water Quality Affect Oyster Growth?” Murray Middle School; NCSEF Junior Technology/Engineering Nomination Matthew Canady  “Twisted Power” Murray Middle School; Sr. Biological Science A Nomination Maya Vexler  “The Effect of Natural and Synthetic Antibiotics on Topical Staphylococcus  aureus, Enterobacter aero” Isaac Bear Early College High School; Senior Biological Science B to attend NCSEF Giovanni Budi  “Light Absorption & Photosynthesis” Isaac Bear Early College High School; NCSEF Senior Chemistry Nomination Daniel Alfonsetti “The Effects of Varying Radiation on the Melting Rates of H20 and Aqueous Solutions” Isaac Bear Early College High School; NCSEF Senior Earth/Environmental Nomination Michael Deaney  “Flushable Products: Is it a scam?” Isaac Bear Early College High School ; Noelle Hoehn and Brooke Hoehn  “Oil Collection Efficiency of Various Plastics in Ocean and River Water” Isaac Bear Early College High School; NCSEF Senior Physics  Brittany Williams  “Optimization of Hydrogen Fuel Cells” Laney High School; NCSEF Senior Technology/Engineering Nomination Aaron Johnson  “Alternate Energy Synergy” Isaac Bear Early College High School.
Division Winners: Elementary Division Winner - Nicholas Klein “Strong Magnets Are Cool” Murrayville Elementary School; Owen Deen  “Does Temperature Affect the Activity of Pancreatic Enzymes?” Ogden Elementary School; Jacob Rose  “Keeping It Cool” Bellamy Elementary School; Junior-Earth/Environmental Science-1st Place Elizabeth Kinsey  “Does Water Quality Affect Oyster Growth?”       Murray Middle School Junior Technology/Engineering-2nd Place; Matthew Canady  “Twisted Power” Murray Middle School Senior-Biological A-1st Place; Maya Vexler  “The Effect of Natural and Synthetic Antibiotics on Topical Staphylococcus   aureus, Enterobacter aero” Isaac Bear Early College High School Senior-Biological B-1st Place; Giovanni Budi  “Light Absorption & Photosynthesis” Isaac Bear Early College High School Senior-Biological B-3rd Place; Andrea Lamas and Ryan Gray  “Measuring the Effects of Fertilizer-Enhanced Imbibition on the Acceleration of Plant Growth” Isaac Bear Early College High School Senior-Chemistry-1st Place; Daniel Alfonsetti  “The Effects of Varying Radiation on the Melting Rates of H20 and Aqueous Solutions”  Isaac Bear Early College High School Senior Earth/Environmental Science-1st Place
Countinued Next Week
Noelle Hoehn and Brooke Hoehn
“Oil Collection Efficiency of Various Plastics in Ocean and River Water”
Isaac Bear Early College High School
 
Senior Earth/Environmental Science-2nd Place
Michael Deaney
“Flushable Products: Is it a scam?”
Isaac Bear Early College High School
 
Senior-Physics-2nd Place
Brittany Williams
“Optimization of Hydrogen Fuel Cells”
Laney High School
 
Senior-Physics-3rd Place
Eli Wilson and Alexa McDonald
“The Correlation of Battery Voltage to the Electrolysis of Water”
Isaac Bear Early College High School
 
Senior-Technology/Engineering-2nd Place
Aaron Johnson
“Alternate Energy Synergy”
Isaac Bear Early College High School

Special Award Winners:
 
Award for Outstanding Creativity (winners receive a certificate and gift)
Noelle Hoehn and Brooke Hoehn
“Oil Collection Efficiency of Various Plastics in Ocean and River Water”
Isaac Bear Early College High School
 
American Meterological Society (winners receive a certificate and gift)
Mason Kelleigh
“Triangular Sails vs Square Sails”
Holly Shelter Middle School

Aaron Johnson
“Alternate Energy Synergy”
Isaac Bear Early College High School
 
NC American Water Works-Water Environment Association Stockholm Jr. Water Prize (winners receive a certificate and gift)
Elizabeth Kinsey
“Does Water Quality Affect Oyster Growth?”
Murray Middle School

Michael Deaney
“Flushable Products: Is it a scam?”    
Isaac Bear Early College High School
 
Noelle Hoehn and Brooke Hoehn
“Oil Collection Efficiency of Various Plastics in Ocean and River Water”
Isaac Bear Early College High School
 
Women in Science Award (winners receive a certificate and gift)
Isabella Butler
“Melting Liquids”
Codington Elementary School
 
Maya Vexler
“The Effect of Natural and Synthetic Antibiotics on Topical Staphylococcus
   aureus, Enterobacter aero”
Isaac Bear Early College High School
 
Mia Weckel
“How Does Light Intensity Change With Distance? (How Far Is That Star?)”
Eaton Elementary School
 
Janae Young
“Refract, Adapt, React”
Noble Middle School
 
NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher (winners receive a certificate and gift)
Elizabeth Kinsey
“Does Water Quality Affect Oyster Growth?”      
Murray Middle School
 
Noelle Hoehn and Brooke Hoehn
“Oil Collection Efficiency of Various Plastics in Ocean and River Water”
Isaac Bear Early College High School
 
Excellence in Science (Winners receive $125 cash)
Brittany Williams
“Optimization of Hydrogen Fuel Cells”
Laney High School