Barrow County was well represented at last week’s Northeast Georgia Regional Science & Engineering Fair bringing home 12 medals, and the Jackson EMC Pinnacle Award for top project in the Junior Division.

The following projects received Bronze Medal honors:

“Effect of Earthworm Diet on Soil Quality” by Georgei Carsyn Kennedy of Apalachee High School
“The Fluffiest Muffins” by Sarah Greiner of Russell Middle School
“Night Vision” by Morgan Kate Keller of Bear Creek Middle School
“Clean Freak” by Makaylah Martin & Rachel Baker of Westside Middle School

The following projects received Silver Medal honors:

“Fruit Rehabilitation” by Layla Contreras of Apalachee High School
“How Magnet Strength is Affected By Temperature” by Adam West of Russell Middle School
“Cleaning Up Underground” by Ella Ramsell of Russell Middle School
“Potty Mouth” by Emily Hodnett & Shawn Powers of Westside Middle School

The following projects received Gold Medal honors and will advance to the State Science Fair:

“Does the Shape of a Boat’s Hull Affect its Speed?” by Peyton Hanson of Russell Middle School
“DNA Extraction and Comparison” by William Beckemeyer of Russell Middle School
“Are You All Right or All Left” by Connor Patterson of Russell Middle School
“What a Drag” by Grayson Curott of Bear Creek Middle School.

Jackson EMC recognizes the top project in the Junior and Senior divisions with the Pinnacle Award.  The 2017 Junior Division recipient of the Jackson EMC Pinnacle Award is Bear Creek Middle School 6th grader, Grayson Curott.  Grayson impressed the judges with his “What a Drag” project where he tested various custom-made wing cross-sections in a wind tunnel that he designed and built himself.

Congratulations Grayson!

Grayson and the other Gold Medal recipients will advance to the state level of the Georgia Science & Engineering Fair at the Classic Center in Athens, GA.  This Fair will take place Friday, March 31st and Saturday, April 1st.  We are certainly proud of all of you.