GHS hosts countywide science fair

- Posted on Jan 26, 2011 - 04:33 PM

Photo: Scientific research by Gloucester Public Schools students was showcased in a Science Fair held at Gloucester High School on Thursday, Jan. 13. Above, GHS sophomore Ivy Rivero discussed her handwriting analysis project, “Graphology versus the Keirsey Temperament Sorter,” with judges Eric Molly, a GHS graduate now attending the College of William and Mary, and Ann Burruss, a Gloucester School Board member and former science teacher. Rivero won first place in the senior behavioral science category. Photo by Kim Robins

Scientific research by Gloucester Public Schools students was showcased in a Science Fair held at Gloucester High School on Thursday, Jan. 13. Above, GHS sophomore Ivy Rivero discussed her handwriting analysis project, “Graphology versus the Keirsey Temperament Sorter,” with judges Eric Molly, a GHS graduate now attending the College of William and Mary, and Ann Burruss, a Gloucester School Board member and former science teacher. Rivero won first place in the senior behavioral science category. Photo by Kim Robins

Gloucester High School hosted a Science Fair on Jan. 13, featuring exhibits highlighting scientific research by students in Gloucester Public Schools.

GHS students competed in the senior division, while students from Page and Peasley middle schools and Bethel Elementary School competed in the junior division. The top winners were as follows:

Animal Science—Junior division, first place, Joshua Haas and Jordan Hass, "How Light Affects Fish Coloring"; second place, Savannah Williams; honorable mention, Savannah Wills; Senior division, first place, Caitlin Nowak, "Thermalregulation and Heat Loss Study"; second place, Alison Castaneda; honorable mention, John Lingenfelser;

Behavioral Science—Junior division, first place, Anna Henderson-Cox and Rachael Petersen, "Determining the Effect of Shifting Magnetic Fields on Ladybug Behavior"; Senior division, first place, Ivy Rivero, "Graphology versus the Keirsey Temperament Sorter"; second place, Bethany Love; honorable mentions to Logan Hutson and Katherine Smith;

Biochemistry—Junior division, first place, Morgan Booker and Alex Richardson, "Rotten or Fresh: How Do You Like Your Strawberries"; second place, Chelsea Fawazzo, Kaitlyn Thompson and Hope Warren; honorable mention, Madison Forrest; Senior division, first place, Tia Javellana, "The Effect of Temperature on Different Cheese Mold"; second place, Yasmine Kimble; third place, Joelle Castle; honorable mention, Sagar Patel;

Chemistry—Junior division, first place, Allison Kladler, "Which Salt Melts Ice the Quickest"; second place, Hailee Fansler and Skylar Bauman; honorable mention, Meagan Knott; Senior division, first place, Lauren Handy, "Effects of Acid on Frescos"; second place, Susan Ortiz; honorable mentions to Justin Rhodes, Christopher Dubois, Matt Holm and Wesley Keeter;

Earth and Planetary Science—Senior division, first place, Rachel Abbott, "What is the Effect of Different Soil Compositions on How Much Water the Soil Retains?"; second place, David Moore; honorable mentions to Brittany Seawell and Lynsey Mancil;

Engineering: Materials and Bioengineering—Senior division, first place, Christopher Feigh, "The Effect of Different Temperatures on Motor Oil Viscosity"; second place, Tyler Buquor; honorable mentions to Taylor Caufield and Ainsley Short;