High at UNCP Science Fair
the entries into the 2002 Region IV Science Fair are any indication,
the quality of science instruction in the region is on the rise, said
Dr. Jose D'Arruda, Science Fair coordinator and chair of UNC Pembroke's
Chemistry and Physics Department.
Dr. D'Arruda should
know because he has directed the program for all of its 22 years.
"We had more
entries and higher quality entries this year," Dr. D'Arruda said.
"I am pleasantly pleased, especially with the growing number of
entries in the technology and applied science areas."
Some of the 500
entries included hovercrafts and one named, "Robo Scarecrow: Can
Robotics Keep Deer Out of the Garden?" Other entries ranged from
testing ice cream, to the speed of snails, to the effects of alcohol
on unborn children."
The overall winner
was Elizabeth Locklear, an 11th grader from Red Springs High School.
She was showered with gifts from Fisher Scientific Co. and one year
of tuition at UNC Pembroke.
"I am not sure
about studying science, but I believe I will use the tuition,"
Ms. Locklear said.
Her project, comparing
solid air particles in five Robeson County municipalities, was developed
from a similar project that won second place last year. Her reaction,
She is the daughter
of Michael and Wanda Locklear of Rennert.
The 2002 Region
IV Science Fair was dedicated to the late Don Averitte, a science teacher
at Flora McDonald Academy, whose students participated in the first
contest and entered many more afterwards.
Here are the results:
(eight first place winners/all go to the state competition)
Ian Helfrich, home school
Caroline Womble, Boone Trail Elementary School
Brooke Strouth, South Harnett
Austin Collins, Cape Fear Christian Academy
Elizabeth Tew, Cape Fear Christian
Holly McNeill, Star-Bisco
Graham Burney, Booker T. Washington
Heather Bartley, Elizabethtown Primary
Keller Hopkins, Chip Lewis, MaCrae Vallery, Vanstory Elementary
Andrew Niccum, Honeycutt
Jackson Ferrell, Long Hill
Kathleen Wood, Flora McDonald Academy
Tierra Wall, Rockfish
Ross Masters, Southeastern Academy
Brooke Hunter, Westcare Christian Academy
McKenzie Matthews, Angier
Meredith McBride, Hoffman
Billie Clark, Mt. Gilead
(1st and 2nd place go to state)
1. Ross Clark, Max Abbott Middle School
2. Sara Hester, Spaulding Monroe
3. Joseph Chochran, St. Ann Catholic School
3. Zosia Bober, Max Abbott
1. Travis Wilson, Flora McDonald Academy
2. Ty Schrader, Erwin Middle School
3. Scott Bennett, Spring Hill
4. Kaitlin Niccum, John Griffin
1. Jennifer Davis, West Hoke Middle School
2. Erin Barfield, Sycamore Lane
3. Caroline Sexton, Spring Hill
1. Brittany Denton, Dunn Middle School
2. Wesley Johnson, Dunn
3. Paul Coppala, Northwood Temple Academy
4. Kelly McKee, Max Abbott
1. Julie Price, Northwood Temple Academy
2. Candace Lowry, Purnell Swett High School
3. Eban lee, Fayetteville Academy
4. Heather Lewis, Northwood Temple
1. Elizabeth Dawn Locklear, Red Springs High School
2. Matthew Dial, Purnell Swett
3. Katie Thomas, Fayetteville Academy
4. Roseanne Jones, Fayetteville Academy
1. Katherine Williams, Fayetteville Academy
2. Harper Hornaday, Fayetteville Academy
3. Justin Deese, Purnell Swett High School
4. Zack Ward, St. Pauls
1. Evelyn Greene, Fayetteville Academy
2. Adam Boles, North Moore High School
3. Blair Garrison, Fayetteville Academy
4. David Settle, East Columbus
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