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OCS District Science and Engineering Fair 2017

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As more and more science, technology, mathematics and engineering-minded graduates are needed to meet workforce demands, participation in science and engineering fairs are important steps students take along the way to that career pathway.  These types of competitions foster creativity and innovation by giving students the freedom to demonstrate their personal inquiries and explore their interests in STEM through a chosen topic.

Onslow County Schools District Science and Engineering Fair, held at the American Legion Building Dec. 12, was open to students kindergarten through 12th grade.  A total of 94 projects from 15 schools and involving 108 students were submitted for judging.  Students stood by their project displays, answered questions, talked to the judges about their scientific research and shared their findings.  Outside, their parents and family members waited anxiously until the judging was completed and they were free to enter the building, check out all the entries and wait for the announcement of those receiving trophies and the opportunity to advance to the Regional level competition.

The following is the list of students moving on to Regionals to be held Saturday, Feb. 10, at UNC – Wilmington in the Education Building:


Onslow County Schools District Science and Engineering Fair 2017 Winners

Elementary Division

Student Name

Project Name

School Name

Ella Cook


Growing Plants

Stateside Elementary

Benjamin Smith

Helmet Protection

Jacksonville Commons Elementary

John Casalaspro

Which Food Will Deer Eat Most?


Jacksonville Commons Elementary

Lillianna Imhof


Release the Hydraulics

Jacksonville Commons Elementary

Addison Hartley


Talking to Plants


Richlands Elementary

Chandler Carlyle

Mr. Grabby Arm

Richlands Elementary

Landon Parker


Bee Hotel: How to save the bees

Richlands Elementary

Ginevieve Cunningham

The Magical Wonders of Rock Candy

Blue Creek Elementary

Riley Nelson

Did that Hurricane Just Dilute My Ocean?



Bell Fork Elementary

Krystyna Gordon


Parachutes: Does size matter?


Southwest Elementary

**Chloe Nelson- 2nd Grade

Building a better ice cube


Bell Fork Elementary

 ** Special Recognition (has been in the competition for the last three years, not eligible for Regionals until grade 3).

Secondary Division

Student Name

Project Name

School Name

Ethan Petsch

Duct Tape vs Masking Tape, Which is Better

Trexler Middle School


Christopher Bissette


Magnetic Force vs Gravity

Trexler Middle School


Caroline Cubas &

Carrington Sydes

Stop Danger Zone

Trexler Middle School


Hannah McCormick


Hermit Crabs


Hunters Creek Middle

Maiya Dorjee


Hunters Creek Middle

Gabriel Dietlin


This Is Rocket Science

Hunters Creek Middle

Bailey Bullock &

Cali O'Brien

How Does Stress Affect Your Heart Rate?

Hunters Creek Middle

Dimitrius Owens

Oobleck Stopper

Hunters Creek Middle

Aubrey Boyle


Solar vs. DC


Jacksonville Commons Middle School

Layni Augherton

Makenzie Pierce


Effect of Music on Blood Pressure


Southwest Middle School


Megan Eesley


Vapor Pressure and Condensation

Southwest Middle School


Martin Shurtleff


When Life Gives You Lemons Turn the Sour Into Power!

Dixon Middle School

Caroline Beaty


B-Right Starts


Richlands High School


Brian Carrington

William Price

Jason Lassila Jr.


Test Pacer 5000

Richlands High School


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