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Nine I-SS students win first place at regional science fair, advance to state competition


Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education members recently recognized elementary winners who will advance to the state competition at their regular board meeting. Pictured with I-SS Superintendent Jeff James and Vice Chairman Charles Kelly are the elementary winners and honorable mention winners.


Every school year, elementary, middle and high school students participate in the Iredell-Statesville Schools science fair.

Winning science projects from the I-SS science fair then advance to the regional level of competition. The regional competition was virtual this year and held on February 10-12.

According to Kelly Hinson, director of Gifted Learning, International Baccalaureate and Online program, students participated in online ZOOM interviews with a panel of judges. Students had to answer multiple questions from the judges regarding their research and present their scientific findings through both presentation and a quad chart.

Elementary Competition

Four I-SS elementary school students who participated in the regional competition will advance to the state level virtual science fair competition in April.

♦ Colton Edwards, Union Grove Elementary, 1st Place, Are Dogs Left or Right Pawed?
♦ Luke McClelland, Coddle Creek Elementary, 3rd Place, Are Purple Waffle Plants Effected by Music?
♦ Keegan Bissell and Isabella Evans, Cool Spring Elementary, 3rd Place, Got Milk? Got Plastic?

Other recognitions at the elementary level include:
♦ Britan Derting and Tilly Gentry, East Iredell Elementary, Honorable Mention, Biology Division, Safety Scents
♦ Evie Rinn, Woodland Heights Elementary, Honorable Mention, Earth and Environmental Division, What Helps Cabbage Grow?

Junior & Senior Competition

Junior and senior level winners that will advance to the state virtual level competition include:
♦ Aashvi Shah, The Brawley School, 1st Place, Assessment of Heart Rate Variability in Alzheimer’s vs. Healthy Subjects
♦ Blake Richardson, The Brawley School, 2nd Place, How Loud Do You Like It Now?
♦ Nicholas Moore, The Brawley School, 3rd Place, Steel Protection (Also recognized by the American Chemical Society)
♦ Maria Siddiqui, The Brawley School, 1st Place, How Much Radiation is Emitted by Different Electronics? (Also recognized as a Broadcom Maters Nominee)
♦ Narayani Garg, South Iredell High School, 1st Place, Rotor Vs. Stator (Also recognized by the Yale Science and Engineering Association)

The junior and senior level winners pose for a picture. These students will advance to the state virtual level competition in April.
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