Student displays from six local school districts (Prattsburgh, Hinsdale, Addison, Andover, Canaseraga, Homeschool) were judged at Alfred State’s 14th Annual Regional Science and Technology Fair. Fifty-six science and technology projects were on display for judging and public viewing. Participants were divided into senior (grades 10-12), junior (grades 7-9), and novice grade categories. A total of 69 students presented their projects to the judges for a chance at the $1,590 in prize money.
Winners in the senior division included first place ($250) Zachary Wilber with “power of suggestion” (Hinsdale); second place ($150) Ashlee Putt with “now you see it, now you don’t” (Hinsdale); and third place ($100) Matthew Davis with “don’t flinch” (Hinsdale).
Winners in the junior division included first place ($250) Michael Chapman “the energy wheel” (Hinsdale); second place ($150) Kyleigh Nolder with “oil spills kill, soaps can rescue” (Hinsdale); and third place ($100) Seth Sklar “your ticket to the sky” (Hinsdale).
Winners in the novice division included first place ($50) Leah Simon with “sensory overload” (Andover); second place ($25)Brendon Everdyke with “snow show” (Prattsburgh); and third place ($15) Emma Byington “speedy, speedy, what car emissions make my plant needy” (Prattsburgh).
Best junior division school winner: (Silver Tray) - Hinsdale
Best senior division school winner: (Silver Tray) - Hinsdale
The grand prize ($500) was Jordan Woodhouse and Makayla Mitchell “love is color blind” (Addison).
Each participant received a certificate of participation, and individual ribbons were presented to first-, second-, and third-place prize winners in all divisions. The prizes were sponsored by Alstom Transportation, Alfred State Student Senate, Alfred State Physical and Health Sciences Department, Wards Scientific, Fisher Scientific, Bio-Rad Laboratories, and Forestry Suppliers.