Scientifically speaking…

Blount students show their stuff at county Science Fair

No one was carrying around a microscope or sporting a white lab coat, but there was definitely a sense of discovery in the air at the Blount County Schools Science Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 23. Heritage High School was the setting as approximately 100 students in grades 4th through 8th competed in several divisions.

The Science Fair is part of the Academic Events Calendar of Blount County Schools, which is sponsored by the Talented and Gifted Program in Blount. Diane Bain, TAG teacher, coordinated the event. Trophies were donated by Vulcan Materials and the Blount County Education Foundation.

John Dalton, principal at Townsend Elementary School announced the winners. Trophies were presented by Blount County Director of Schools Rob Britt.

Winners were:

4th grade: Biological Division

• 1st Place - Brittany Lawson, Middlesettlements

• 2nd Place - Austin Tallent, Montvale

• 3rd Place - Kaylee Gray, Carpenters Elementary

• 4th Place - Rachel Garner, Mary Blount

• 5th Place - Ashley Preast, Friendsville

4th grade: Physical Division

• 1st Place - Haley Hartley, Porter

• 2nd Place - Ivan Chambers, Carpenters Elementary

• 3rd Place - Bailey Millsaps, Lanier

• 4th Place - Landry McHargue, Mary Blount

• 5th Place - James Hatcher, Rockford

5th grade: Biological Division

• 1st Place - Reagan Taylor, Eagleton

• 2nd Place - Connor Moyers, Montvale

• 3rd Place - Halli Carnes, Townsend

• 4th Place - Kaylee Tillett, Carpenters Elementary

• 5th Place - Edan Cate, Mary Blount

5th grade: Physical Division

• 1st Place - Colby Lawson, Mary Blount

• 2nd Place - Josi Nash, Porter

• 3rd Place - Noah Linginfelter, Friendsville

• 4th Place - Victoria Crouch, Carpenters Elementary

• 5th Place - Abby Jones, Townsend

6th grade: Biological Division

• 1st Place - Caroline Davis, Heritage Middle

• 2nd Place - Savannah Evans, Heritage Middle

• 3rd Place - Madison Wilkerson, Heritage Middle

• 4th Place - Erin Hill, Union Grove Middle

• 5th Place - Chris Fernandez, Carpenters Middle

6th grade: Physical Division

• 1st Place - James Glandon, Carpenters Middle

• 2nd Place - Sam Taylor, Union Grove Middle

• 3rd Place - Alex Webb, Heritage Middle

• 4th Place - Ryan Gardner, Heritage Middle

• 5th Place - Miranda Clark, Carpenters Middle

7th grade: Biological Division

• 1st Place - Sydney Chizk, Heritage Middle

• 2nd Place - Tyler Huff, Heritage Middle

• 3rd Place - Tabitha Ogle, Eagleton Middle

• 4th Place - Kaylin Bailey, Carpenters Middle

• 5th Place - Matthew Reed, Eagleton Middle

7th grade: Physical Division

• 1st Place - Claire Scott, Union Grove Middle

• 2nd Place - Andrew Curtis, Union Grove Middle

• 3rd Place - Josh Effler, Heritage Middle

• 4th Place - Tyler Ortiz, Eagleton Middle

• 5th Place - Abby Woods, Union Grove Middle

8th grade: Biological Division

• 1st Place - Brett Coppage, Heritage Middle

• 2nd Place - Travis Moths, Carpenters Middle

• 3rd Place - Harley Frazier, Heritage Middle

• 4th Place - Kayla Blevins, Heritage Middle

• 5th Place - Anthony Donohue, Heritage Middle

8th grade: Physical Division

• 1st Place - Kayla Weakley, Heritage Middle

• 2nd Place - Michael Wigdor, Heritage Middle

• 3rd Place - Virginia Hackman, Carpenters Middle

• 4th Place - Hunter Spicer, Union Grove Middle

• 5th Place - Jennifer Houser, Carpenters Middle

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