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Stephanie Raper
In the Loop Editor


State Science Fair 2018

OIn today's increasingly technical workplace, employees must possess a high level of science and math related skills to climb the ladder of success. Students in the Grenada School District prepare to face this challenge each day as they complete rigorous science and math related classes offered at schools throughout the district. The success of these students and their future is obvious by the participation of 22 Grenada High School and 5 Grenada Middle School students who qualified for and attended the 2018 Mississippi Science and Engineering Fair. The fair, held April 5 on the campus of Jackson State University, showcased 492 talented 7th – 12th grade students from across the state. Grenada School District was recognized at the award ceremony for bringing the largest contingent of students to the fair.

To reach the state competition at Jackson State, students had to first conquer local and district competition. Students advanced by placing 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in their division. Approximately 120 students competed locally at GHS, and 22 locally at GMS. Thirty-three GHS students moved on to the regional event and 22 GMS students advanced. A total of 170 Mississippi students attended the Region 7 Science Fair held at the University of Mississippi.

GSD faired extremely well at the Mississippi Science and Engineering Fair. Grenada High School student placings included:

Class 5 for 11th and 12th grade winners:
• Colton Gray - 1st place in Robotics
• Josh Lott /Ethan Brasher - 1st Place in Organic Chemistry
• Olivia Pollan/Calop Brown - 2nd Place in Computers and Mathematics and $200 cash award for excellence from Intel.
• Takiyah Booker - 5th Place in Inorganic Chemistry
• Carnell Farmer - 6th Place in Inorganic Chemistry
• Alison Holland/Savannah Murphree - 6th Place in Computers/Mathematics

Class 4 for 9th and 10th grade winners:
• Lance Easley/Gracie Gustafson - 1st Place in Robotics
• Abby Williams - 1st Place in Botony
• Shanna Melton - 2nd Place in Botony
• Braden Waugh - 2nd Place in Organic Chemistry

Grenada Middle School Class 3 7th -8th grade winner:
• William Sykes - 4th Place in Inorganic Chemistry

Also participating in the State Science Fair were Grayson Bauer, Sydney Biggers, Dylan Birdsong, Trace Harlow, Landon Holliman, Sophie Kornegay, Elesha Latham, Morgan Reed, Angela Reeves, Alexa Simko, Alyssa Smitherman, and Trey Wilbourn.

Congratulations to all of these talented students!