Williston students win big at science fair


Published: Thursday, January 2, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 1, 2003 at 8:53 p.m.
Williston Middle School's annual science fair saw 99 students displaying their projects in the library for judges to grade and place.
The winners move on to represent the school at the Big Springs Regional Fair in February.
Winners of the competition included: Brian Rivers, who won the behavioral and social science category with his project titled "Which Lure Will Catch More Fish?"
Kevin Rice took top honors in biochemistry with his project, "The Effects of Fertilizer on Grass." Katherine Davis placed first in botany with her project called "Which Apple Contains More Water?"
Caitlyn Hunter, with "Does the Color in Paraffin Affect the Burn Rate of Candies?" won in chemistry.
Bryan Duncan placed first in engineering with "A Study of Control Surfaces and Characteristics of a Model Airplane." Nellie Gladwell, with "Desalination of Water by Boiling," won environmental science.
Matthew Ladd won mathematics with his project titled "Lightning Magic Calculations" and Josh Janke won first in medicine and health with "Do Memory Enhancers Really Work?"
Amber Hollifield won microbiology with "Waste Water Pilot Plant." Logan Brooks, with "Creating Lightning," won physics. Raina Martinez, with "Which Fruit Produces the Most Fruit Flies?," won zoology, hile Anthony Brown and David Youngbluth won the team category with their project titled "The Presence and Size of a Magnetic Field."
The judges had praises for all of the projects in the science fair.
The judges were Max Aguirre, Jackie Ballas, Marylee Boyer, Andrew Brown, Wade Bullock, Jimmy Cason, John Eubanks, Kathleen Eubanks, Richard Garrett, Billie Hamilton, Drue Hamilton, Pat Hamilton, Tom Koubek, Virginia McDonald, Linda Ramsey and Carson Roberts.
Lisa Hamilton
is the seventh-grade science teacher and science fair coordinator.
The Big Springs Regional Science Fair will be held at the Ocala City Auditorium Feb. 6. Williston Middle School is the only school to represent Levy County at the regional fair.
Students from Marion and Sumter counties also compete at the Big Springs Regional Fair.
Winners from the regional fair will compete at the State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida in Jacksonville, April 9-11.

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