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  • CHS students nearly sweep regional science fair

  • Recently, the Camdenton High School Science Research team traveled to Lincoln University to compete for the chance to attend Intel's International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) the week of May 12 in Phoenix, where more than 1,500 students from 70 countries will compete.
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  • Recently, the Camdenton High School Science Research team traveled to Lincoln University to compete for the chance to attend Intel's International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) the week of May 12 in Phoenix, where more than 1,500 students from 70 countries will compete.  For the seventh consecutive year, Camdenton students will represent our region at Intel ISEF.  Two students are chosen annually to compete at Intel ISEF.  This year, both student finalists are from CHS.  Camdenton students won every category represented except for one, won a total of nine special awards (out of eleven given out), and had offers from scientists to assist two students to publish their findings in a peer-reviewed journal.
     
    Best in Fair:
     1st place overall:  
     Connor Burton
    Title:  Jellyfish Photo-taxis: Developing an Infrared Net for Application in Marine Systems for the Prevention of Jellyfish Fouling and Beach Infestations
     
    2nd place overall:  
     Alaina Sonkson
    Title:  Determining the Behavioral and Physiological Effects of Pentedrone-Based “Bath Salts” on Drosophila melanogaster
     
    Category Awards:
     Behavior:  1st place:  Sydney Zuraski
    Plant Science:  1st place:  Seth Hamilton
    Chemistry:  1st place:  Shelby Huey
    Engineering & Physical Science:  1st place:  Bobby Johnson  2nd place:  Murphy Ward
    Math:  1st place:  Jacob Harmon
    Health Science:  1st place:  Alaina Sonkson
    Microbiology:  1st place:  Victoria Robinson   2nd place:  Justin Bernabe
    Zoology/Animal Science:  1st place:  Connor Burton
     
    Missouri Academy of Science:
    Students also competed in a separate competition which involved giving 12 minute oral presentations to a panel of judges for the chance to attend the MO Academy of Science (MAS) state competition being held this year at the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO.  A total of eight students are selected from our region to attend this competition with five of those being represented by CHS students.  Those students are:
    Connor Burton
    Alaina Sonkson
    Bobby Johnson
    Laura Spraggins
    Rachel Harmon
     Alternates to state MAS:
     Murphy Ward
    Seth Hamilton
    Paula Zuretsky

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