GARRETT — Garrett Middle School announced winners of the annual science fair during a program Feb. 10 in the school gym.

Judging was held Feb. 7. Prizes were handed out for first through third place in grades 6-8 in several areas of scientific study.

Students in grades 7 and 8 were required to participate in the annual event, while participation was optional for sixth grade. Organizers said 130 projects were judged this year.

First-place winners have the option to advance to the regional science fair at Trine University in Angola on March 14.

Chemistry

Grade 6

1. Molly Martin and Katelyn Hoover, “Tick Tock Produce Clock.” 2. Jaxson Endsley and Luke Hicks. 3. Jace Clifford.

Grade 7

1. Makel Davis and Mariah Browne, “Bath Bombs.” 2. Wynter Slaughter. 3. Evan York and Tyler Vogel.

Grade 8

1. Ayla Arambula and Gracyn Russell, “Rotten Apples.” 2. Jada Spiece and Grace Heimach. 3. Seth Grall

Dental

Grade 6

1. Jake Gonya and Ari Hippensteel, “Carbonation Station.” 2. Gabe Armstrong. 3. Ryan Chapman.

Grade 7

1. Levi Chaney and Malachi Malcolm, “Which Brand of Mouthwash Cleans the Most Bacteria?” 2. Addy Work. 3. Cassidy Crafer and Aliyah Delacruz.

Engineering

Grade 6

1. Aiden Boltz and Conner Boltz, “Popsicle Bridge.” 2. Noah VanWagner.

Grade 7

1. Jack Faylor, “Burning Bridges.” 2. Caden Zuehsow. 3. Krystana Nungester.

Grade 8

1. Bradon Burger, “Homemade Handwarmers.” 2. (tie) John Wacker and Danthony Harter, and Konner Pelmear.

Materials Chemistry

Grade 6

1. Ryleigh Crowl, “Growing Gummy Bears.” 2. Abbigail Medford. 3. Emma Loffler.

Grade 7

1. Jamielee Gael, “Does the Stretch Rely on the Cheese?” 2. Lucas Cole. 3. Chloe Healy and Aliya Mathews.

Grade 8

1. Makenna Malcolm and Claire Rayle, “What is the Best Disinfectant?” 2. (tie) Neveah Nicholas and Elijah Pinkerton, and Gavin Weller.

Physics

Grade 6

1. Joe Fuentes and Landon Egly, “Ready, Aim, Fire.” 2. Christian Fast. 3. Isaac Wells and Trevor Thomas.

Grade 7

1. Korbin Restle and Daniel Sanchez. 2. Holden Bowser. 3. Easton Ratcliffe.

Grade 8

1. David Westropp and Nolan Hanchar, “The Brady Trials.” 2. Aiden Orth. 3. Gabe Baker and Brandon Wroblewski.

Behavioral Science

Grade 6

1. Sarah DePew, “Picture Perfect.” 2. Ashlee Vanderbosch and Addi Kelham. 3. Dalanee Gerber and Sophia Boltz.

Grade 7

1. Connor Brown, “Color Memory.” 2. Madison Yoder and Trinadee Wiley. 3. Abby Carlson and Anthony Kurtz Jr.

Grade 8

1. Kelsey Bergman and Katelyn Joseph, “Color Switch Up.” 2. Teagan Koble. 3. Lily Gould.

Health/Wellness and Life Science

Grade 6

1. Abby Thomas, “Hang on Tight.” 2. Isaac Allen. 3. Wyatt Matson and Wesley Blaker.

Grade 7

1. Andrew Kelham and Jonathon Richie, “Is Band Healthy?” 2. Parker Reed and David Kueber. 3. Carlee York and Madison Freeze.

Grade 8

1. Landon Handshoe, “Movie Mania.” 2. Chris Newby and Kyle Curtis. 3. Wyatt Rucker and Austin Buritt.

Computer Science

Grade 6

1. Nolan Woods, “Battery Showdown.” 2. David Gruggs and Rylan Gonzolez.

Grade 7

1. Mahlan Dircksen and Adam Burns, “Reflection of Wifi.”

Grade 8

1. Braydon Kennedy, “Rule of Thirds.” 2. Amaya Mitchell and Velaria Boviall.

Environmental/Botany

Grade 6

1. Carter Overbay and Avery Sprunger, “Show Me the Mold.” 2. Ben Hug. 3. Connor Morimanno.

Grade 7

1. Luke Getts and Klarissa Stalter, “Our Polluted Sky.” 2. Owen Baldwin.

Grade 8

1. Elijah Chapman and Alex Custer, “I Wet My Plants.” 2. Allie Lehman and Alex Leon. 3. DJ Rodman.

Zoology

Grade 6

1. Autumn Rigsby and Gabriella Devers, “Does the Dog Toy Matter?” 2. Logan Clark. 3. Torri Townsend and Chevy Jones.

Grade 7

1. Missy Hall and Skyra Likens, “In and Out.” 2. Abbigail Coney and Chloe Vioral. 3. Cheyanna Miller.

Grade 8

1. Garrick Roemer and Kaleb Gingery, “What Nom-Noms Does Your Dog Like to Nom the Best?” 2. Faith Moore and Jenna Atkinson. 3. Coleton Jones and Dean Gilbert.

Additional Awards

Superintendent’s Award — Noah VanWagner.

Principal’s Award — Gavin Weller, “On Impact.”

Mayor’s Award — Mackenzie Smith and Mia Pinkerton, “Is it What You Say or How You Say It?”

Psi Iota Xi Award — James Orick-Maurer and Charlie Wertman, “The Golden Rules of Photography.”

Garrett State Bank Originality Award — Landon Best, “Are Your Hands Really That Clean?”

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