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Region 8 Western Regional Science & Engineering Fair

2022 Winners Announced:

Congratulations to all our Region 8 Winners!

The following projects have been awarded promotion to the NC State Science Fair:

ELEMENTARY DIVISION

Elementary - First Place
How Much Should Butter be Creamed When Making Chocolate Chip Cookies?
Julia Volk from Asheville Catholic School

Elementary – Second Place
The Science of a Field Goal Kick
Ethan Ruhland from Asheville Catholic School

Elementary – Third Place
How Do Different Types of Milk Affect the Final Outcome of Mozzarella Cheese?
Laszlo Gazzano-Stern from Asheville Catholic School            

Elementary - Honorable Mention
How Do Different Materials Affect Soil Erosion?
Caroline Arndt from Asheville Catholic School

Elementary - Honorable Mention
What is the Best Method to Stop Soil Erosion?
Eli Shillinglaw from Hendersonville Elementary

Elementary - Honorable Mention
How Do Video Games Affect Heart Rate and Blood Pressure?
Luke Martin from Asheville Catholic School  

Elementary - Honorable Mention
Air Movement Through Fabric
Elizabeth Volk from Asheville Catholic School

JUNIOR DIVISION (Grades 6-8)

Junior Biological Science A - First Place
Rad Radishes : A Generational Study on the Effects of Gamma Irradiation on Radish Seeds
Garrett Schmidt from French Broad River Academy

Junior Biological Science A - Second Place
No Rx Needed
Catherine Berry from French Broad River Academy

Junior Biological Science B - First Place
Does Screen Time Affect Blinking
Sara Jimenez from Asheville Catholic School

Junior Biological Science B - Second Place
Egg- cellent Tooth Decay
Nolan Adcock from French Broad River Academy

Junior Chemistry - First Place
What Are The Effects Of Different Egg Substitutes In Muffins?
Arielle Angsana Huyser from Asheville Catholic School

Junior Earth and Environmental Science - First Place
Are We Swimming in Toilets?
Nola Ellington from French Broad River Academy

Junior Earth and Environmental Science - Second Place
Varying Water Qualities Where We Live
Ari Gruen from French Broad River Academy

Junior Engineering - First Place
Does Dollar Equal Distance
Samuel Lordi from Asheville Catholic School

Junior Engineering - Second Place
Efficiency of Compressed Air Generator
William Davis from French Broad River Academy

Junior Math, Statistics, Data Science - First Place
Can the Three Doors Problem Be Solved by Large Data Set?
Ella Hoffert from Asheville Catholic School

Junior Physics - First Place
How Does Temperature Affect Bounce?
Brooks Weathersbee from French Broad River Academy

Junior Physics - Second Place
How Long Do Afterimages Last?
Matthaus Dai from Asheville Catholic School

Junior Technology - First Place
Can we block WiFi
Kyler Sutherland from Asheville Catholic School

SENIOR DIVISION (Grades 9-12)

Senior Biological Science B - First Place
Computational Assessment and Identification of Stabilizing and Solubilizing Mutations in the N1303K-CFTR Protein
Harini Kumar from Asheville High School

Senior Biological Science B - Second Place
Reading Recall: A Comparison of Reading Comprehension using Electronic and Paper Media
Katie Rudins from Carolina Day School

Senior Chemistry - First Place
How chemicals affect plant growth
Addie Melton from Tuscola High School

Senior Math, Statistics, Data Science - First Place
Binomial Option Pricing and Risk-Neutral Pricing
Stella Zhang from Asheville School

Senior Physics - First Place
Tee Time
Quinn Marshall Hinkleman

Additional Awards

The following were projects of distinction but do not advance to the State Fair

Junior Biological Science A - Third Place
What Colors Stirrup Horse’s Interest?
Lilly Lanzon from French Broad River Academy

Junior Biological Science A – Honorable Mention
Soap-prise!
Kyley Lee from French Broad River Academy

Junior Biological Science B - Third Place
Fruits Affect on Blood Glucose
Nella Marlar from French Broad River Academy

Junior Chemistry - Second Place
Does Tampering with Temperature Dispatch Diffusion?
Charles Palmeri from Asheville Catholic School

Junior - Earth and Environmental Science - Third Place
Do Various Soils Affect the pH of Water?
Stefanny Garcia-Jose from Asheville Catholic School

Junior Physics - Third Place
Which Type of Sunglass Lenses Gives the Best Sun Protection
Madison Lewis from Macon Middle School

Junior Engineering - Third Place
Weights and Bridges
Taliesin Godley from Asheville Catholic School

Senior Biological Science B - Third Place
The effectiveness of hand sanitizers
Taryn Estes from Tuscola High School

Protection of Minors on Campus

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