LCS Wins Big at the Regional Science and Engineering Fair

At the Polk Regional Science and Engineering Fair Awards last night, LCS experienced extraordinary success. Under the direction of Mr. Matthew Croxton, our students had the best showing ever.

They received two second place awards and EIGHT first place awards. Seven students will compete in the Florida State Science and Engineering Fair in March 2019. All of the project titles and place awards are listed in the spreadsheet below.

Emilie Morin and Kylah Blough placed second in their categories.

Wenjo Lai, Neil Dave, Lauren Jones, Hannah Aplin, and Kelsey Winters placed first in their categories.

The team of Connor McLoughlin and Alan Stewart won first place and Best of Fair in the Junior Division.

Lauren Nonnenmocher won first place and Best of Fair in the Senior Division and was selected to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix in May 2019.

Congratulations to Mr. Croxton and to each student. To God be the glory.

Place/Award Division Category Name Title
1st/Best in Show SR Animal Science Lauren Nonnenmocher Reef Relief: Investigating the Allelopathic Effects of Soft Corals on the Health of Large and Small Polyp Stony Corals
1st SR Behavioral Science Hannah Aplin Fidget Toy Effects on Adolescent ADHD Measured Using the Fraser Spiral Concentration Test
1st SR Plant Science Kelsey Winters Investigating Allicin’s Antifungal Properties on Palmer Amaranth
Honorable Mention SR Engineering Katherine Miller Harvesting Condensation: Creating a Source of Fresh Water for Plants-Year 3
1st JR Chemistry Wenjo Lai Basic Cocoa: Investigating the Effects of Strong Bases on the Extraction of Caffeine and Theobromine From Cocoa Powder
1st/Best in Show JR Cell & Molecular/Biochemistry Allan Stewart Doping Dodder With Auxin Agar: Growth Changes in a Parasitic Plant by Venous Connection to Host Tomato
1st/Best in Show JR Cell & Molecular/Biochemistry Connor McLoughlin Doping Dodder With Auxin Agar: Growth Changes in a Parasitic Plant by Venous Connection to Host Tomato
1st JR Environmental Engineering Neil Dave Solvents and Smoke, Feat. Invertebrate Indicators: Year II
1st JR Microbiology Lauren Jones Cu Later, Aerobic Bacteria?
2nd JR Animal Science Kylah Blough Wing Reflectance Variation in the Territorial White Peacock Butterfly
2nd JR Plant Science Emilie Morin Effects of Spectrally Filtered QLED Lights on Wisconsin Fast Plant Heights

 

More information at: https://www.lcsrise.com/2019-science-fair/