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Clarksville Academy Students Excel at Middle Tennessee Science and Engineering Fair

 

Clarksville AcademyClarksville, TN – On March 20th, forty-one Clarksville Academy Chemistry Students, sponsored by Jennifer Moore, participated as individuals in the 62nd Annual Middle Tennessee Science and Engineering Fair.

Clarksville Academy Students attended the Middle Tennessee Science and Engineering Fair.

Clarksville Academy Students attended the Middle Tennessee Science and Engineering Fair.

Twenty four of the students were recognized on April 7th in the awards ceremony held at Austin Peay State University.

Many of the students not only placed in their category, but also won secondary awards from any one of the 28 Private and State Organizations that came to judge the fair.

Many of these awards are accompanied with cash prizes. Clarksville Academy students won thousands of dollars this year.

Seven students took first-place honors in their categories: William McIntosh (Physics), Jaleel Stubbs (Chemistry), Hope Askew (Energy and Transportation), Caroline Morgan (Zoology), Wesley Rugen (Environmental Sciences), Cody Parsons (Mathematical Sciences), Alesa Griffy (Medicine and Health). Five students took second-place honors: Sedona Tooley (Environmental Sciences), Evelyn Turner (Biochemistry), Meg Askew (Energy and Transportation), Owen Johnson (Molecular Biology), McKenzie Maynard (Physics). Seven students took third-place honors: Shelby Pendergrast (Physics), Hunter Galbraith (Biochemistry), Jessica Frederick (Molecular Biology), Grace Pollard (Chemistry), Carter Witt (Energy and Transportation), Morgan McIntosh (Environmental Sciences), Connor Thomas (Medicine and Health). Three students received Honorable Mentions: John Austin Peay (Engineering), Breyana Washington (Energy and Transportation), Bailey Atkins (Medicine and Health). Two students were honored by Private Organizations :Joshua Morton (E.I. Dupont de Nemours) and Austin Harnage (Harold Buckspan Award for Medicine).

This project is a culmination of eights months of hard work. Within the first month of school students develop their Science Fair ideas. They spend the first semester researching their topics, developing their procedures, and writing an extensive research paper on their topic of choice. During the months of December, January and February they conduct their experiments, collect organize and analyze their data.

The first few weeks of March are spent assembling their boards and presenting their findings to their classmates. On March 13th, they set their projects up in the Clarksville Academy gym for an opportunity to showcase their work. Students from all grade levels are invited to attend, as well as family members friends and administration.

On the evening of March 20th, they attend the Middle Tennessee Science and Engineering Fair. During the fair, they stand next to their projects and defend them as the esteemed panel of judges walk around and inspect the student’s work.

The Middle Tennessee Science and Engineering Fair is sponsored by APSU and is open to students from twenty four counties. This year six High Schools participated, entering a total of ninety five projects.

The local fair is affiliated with the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) which is the the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, providing a forum for more than 1,600 high school students from over 70 countries, to showcase their research and compete for more than $4 million in awards.


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