SVGS Students Recognized at Regional Science Fair, March 7

Forty-eight SVGS research students participated in the 2017 Shenandoah Valley Regional Science Fair sponsored by James Madison University on March 8. The Shenandoah Valley Regional Science Fair is affiliated with the ISEF (International Science and Engineering Fair). Participating localities included: Highland County Bath County Rockbridge County Staunton City Winchester City Page County Harrisonburg City Warren County Shenandoah County Augusta County Rockingham County Frederick County.

Each student was required to create an exhibit documenting their research project and participate in a question and answer session. University professors and practicing scientists served as volunteer judges evaluating entries in eighteen categories.

The following Shenandoah Valley Governor’s School students were recognized among this year’s regional science fair winners:

Student Category Award
Hayley Darden – bronze in Animal Science
Ryan Aud –  silver in Animal Science
Emma Flora – silver  in Behavioral Science
Monique` Ayres – silver in Biochemistry
Kieland Chandler – bronze in Chemistry
Madison Hoad- bronze in Environmental Science
Libby Young – bronze in Environmental Science
Sabrina Munro -silver in Environmental Science
*Emily Baraclough- silver in Environmental Science
*Nicholas Laterza – gold in Environmental Science
Emma Nargi – bronze in Medicine and Health
Megan Krogh – bronze in Medicine and Health
Kailie Davis – bronze in Microbiology
Olivia Hathaway- bronze in Microbiology
Julianna Lincoln – silver in Microbiology
*Elias Nafziger – gold in  Microbiology
Katherine Johnson –  bronze in  Plant Science

*have qualified to compete in the Virginia State Science Fair March 24-25 at VMI.

Special Awards

Kieland Chandler Naval Science Award
Benjamin Chatterton American Psychological Association Award
Joseph Reilly Ricoh Sustainable Development Award
Libby Young U. S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize Honorable Mention
Madison Hoad U. S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize Honorable Mention
Jonathan Wangler U. S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize Honorable Mention
Jonathan Wangler ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Award
Sabrina Munro American Meteorological Society Certificate
Sabrina Munro U. S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2nd Place

Photos courtesy of Haley Darden

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