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Diavonte DeGrace, 13, explains his presentation during the Langley Middle School Science Fair on Thursday, March 6. Diavonte studied how different rocks were damaged at freezing temperatures.  - Celeste Erickson / The Record
Diavonte DeGrace, 13, explains his presentation during the Langley Middle School Science Fair on Thursday, March 6. Diavonte studied how different rocks were damaged at freezing temperatures.
— image credit: Celeste Erickson / The Record

Curiosity was key for students in Langley Middle School’s Science Fair on Thursday night.

Students from the sixth, seventh and eighth grade presented their conclusions after months of research. The students began working on the projects in late November, as instructed by middle school science teachers Sandy Gilbert, Susan Milan and Don Zisette.

Students were judged on their relevance of topic, a testable question, procedures and variables, display of data, and conclusion supported by the data.

Three winners from each grade were chosen along with five honorable mentions.

The winners for the eighth grade are first-place winner Emma Scotthanson, second place Elli Sandberg and third place Lily Bjork. Honorable mentions include Ben Borson, Charlie LeWarne, Aengus Dubendorf, Tristan Passemard and Lewis Pope.

Seventh-grade awards include first-place winner Farriss Jokinen, second place Ainsley Nelson and third place Annie Saltee. Honorable mentions are Michael Maddux, Matthew Simmons, Capri Pierce, Marla Kelly and Jadan White.

In the sixth grade, first place went to Flannery Friedman, second place to Ethan Petty and third place to Ashley Ricketts. Honorable mentions were earned by Ben Roughsedge, Jacob Breeden, Joey Lane, Allison Papritz and Elli Dubendorf.

The winners and honorable mentions will present their work to elementary school students for Science Day on Friday, March 14.

 

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