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Lugoff-Elgin Middle School awards 8th grade science fair winners

Posted: April 1, 2013 3:23 p.m.
Updated: April 3, 2013 5:00 a.m.

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (L-EMS) held their annual 8th grade science fair on March 12. Projects were put in categories such as Behavioral and Social Sciences and Botany. The winners this year are as listed.

Overall winners of the 8th grade science fair were, Chloe Horton (1st place), Eryn Cameron (2nd place) and Laura Tautkus (3rd place).

In the category of Behavioral and Social Sciences; Sarah Thompson won 1st place for her project "Do People Take Longer When You are Waiting? Perception or Reality," Hannah Nelson won 2nd place for "Why do Teens Stress?" and Hannah Collier won 3rd place for "Do the Eyes Have It?." Honorable mentions were awarded to Taylor Sinay for "Does Color Affect Memorization?," Karli Owens for "Which Side are You?" and Alex Hornsby for "You Read my Mind."In the category of Botany; Bailey Thomas won 1st place for "Dissolved Aspirin Water vs. Regular Water," Ryan Hill won 2nd place for "The Seed Freeze" and Josh Rose won 3rd place for "Jack and the Giant Tomato Plant" Honorable mentions were awarded to Avery Setzer for "Basil and Acid" and to Tyler Matthews for "Do Liquids Affect Plant Growth?"

In the category of Chemistry; Laura Tautkus won 1st place for "Bake It Up," Kimmy Durant won 2nd place for "New or Old Pan," and Ethan Ray won 3rd place for "Higher Quality, Higher Price." Honorable mentions were awarded to Madison Hamilton for "Crayon Art," and Kaylah Haney for "How Long to Melt?"

In the category of Environmental Sciences; Eryn Cameron won 1st place for "Electrical Resistance in Water," Bryan Robinson won 2nd place for "What Effect Does Acid Rain Have on Plant Growth?" Zachary Scott won 3rd place for "Japanese Water Experiment." Honorable mention was awarded to Erica Rawl for "Up, Up, and Away"

In the category of Medicine and Health; Chloe Horton won 1st place for "Apples Under the Sun" Lauren Whitmire won 2nd place for "Berry Fresh" and Daphne Boykin won 3rd place for "A Breath of Fresh Air." Honorable mentions were awarded to Timaia Singleton for "Bacterial colonization" and to Marlee Conway for "How Caffeine Effects the Heart"

In the category of Physics; Parker Gogan won 1st place for "Cheating in Baseball," Griffin Gilman won 2nd place for "Newton and the Catupult" and Sam Sims won 3rd place for "How Well Will It Fly?" Honorable mentions were awarded to Sophie Holland for "Does Temperature Effect the Distance of a Softball?" and to Tessa Ortiz for "Warning: May Cause Dizziness. "

In the category of Zoology; Ansley Horne won first 1st place for "Got Eggs?," Ally Luce won 2nd place for "Dogs Rock" and Aaron Turner won 3rd place for "Fear the Fish."

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