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.

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