Lexington-Richland School District Five has announced its science fair winners from the high school level. The event was held on February 25 at Dutch Fork High School.
“We had a record turnout for the event this year which produced some fantastic winning projects,” School District Five Coordinator of Science and Health Beth Boland said. “It is truly the cooperative effort between teachers, parents, district staff, and community members that makes the event such a success.”
The following is a list of the 2023 School District Five high school level science fair winners:
1st Place: Ryan Riddle (The Center & Spring Hill High), Tristan Burge (The Center & Irmo High), and Joseph Folding (The Center & Irmo High) – Easy Up
2nd Place: Ian Johns (The Center & Spring Hill High)- The Cannula Cap: An Innovative Device that Prevents Nosebleeds and Nasal Infections in Oxygen Therapy Patients
3rd Place: Aiden Fulkerson (The Center & Spring Hill High) and Lucas Pearson (The Center & Chapin High)- Inventory Management in Food
3rd Place: Jackson Brinkman (The Center & Spring Hill High), Ethan Aaron (The Center & Spring Hill High), and Aidan Stam (The Center & Chapin High)- SAFE – Student Accountability for Everyone
Honorable Mention: Abigail White (The Center & Chapin High) – The Wonders of an Eyesight Device: Enhancing the Lives of Macular Degeneration Patients
Honorable Mention: Russell Gilstrap (The Center & Dutch Fork High)- Self-Refrigerated Medication Case
Honorable Mention: Joseph Kiser (The Center & Dutch Fork High)- Is a Temperature Monitor in an Insulin Pump an Effective Way to Prevent Insulin Degradation?
Honorable Mention: Sarayu Vuddandapu (The Center & Irmo High)- DermDoctor
Earth/Environmental, Life Science, and Physical Science
1st Place: Madison Raynor (The Center & Chapin High) – Antibiotics and Cellular Proliferation in Infected Burn Wounds
2nd Place: Daisy Walsh (The Center & Dutch Fork High)- Optimizing Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Energy
3rd Place: J’Den O’Neal (The Center & FIVE)- Reducing the Effects of EMF Radiation in Plants with Faraday Technology
1st Place: Leeton Brown (Chapin High)- To what extent do designated workspaces, window views, and interior plants impact job satisfaction in remote work
2nd Place: Megan Ihrie (Chapin High)- To What Extent Does the Use of Visual and Active Associations with Vocabulary Affect the Learning Ability for 3rd Grade Students?
3rd Place: David Evans (Chapin High)- Gender and Prosocial Behavior
Feature photo: Madison Raynor