2019 School Science Fair a Success


Ketochi photo by Ashley Tait

Eighth graders Carter Otheim (left) and Ricky Day explain their science fair project to a judge at the Cascade School Science Fair.

Carter Otheim, Staff Writer

On Wednesday, February 13, the annual Cascade School Science Fair took place. Grades sixth through ninth competed for first place ribbons and their spot in the regional science fair. The contestants went through three rounds of judging, and a select few went for another couple rounds of judging to determine best of show. After a lunch break, the students that came back to a blue ribbon advanced to regionals.

The sixth graders going to regionals are:

Jack Snyder, H2Oh No! Making It Clean Again

Sophia Mortag and Zoey Rose, Self Control

Maddie Schrecengost, Infiltration Situation

Sterling Byrnes and Izaak Munski, Rainbow Grass

Carsyn Otheim and Harlie Bricker, Shelly Stains

Garrett Price and Bryclyn Lord, Rust and Corrosion

Trennen Tait, The Earth’s Natural Water Cycle

Raygan Carroll and Hattie Orem, Alfalfa? Why It Bloats Cows

Tyler Lane and Ian Mckamey, Are All Colors Created Equal?

Audrey Rumney, Same Coffee / Different Taste?

The seventh-grade projects advancing are:

Kayla Satterwhite and Makaela Pribyl, Goldfish vs. Human Respiration Rate

Jazmyn Halvorson and Daniel Mahana, DNA Dissection

Jeramiah Creveling and Brent Ethridge, Light-Tracking Bristlebots

Bridget Mortag, Filtering Contaminants from River, Field, and Tap Water

Braedyn Johnson, Plastique

The eighth-grade blue ribbon winners are:

Kodiann Lynn, Organic vs. Nonorganic

Sallie Orem, The Scoop on Cow Poop

Kaydence Waters, Temperature Effects on Erosion

Madison Cope and Elizabeth Langenderfer, Earworms

Preslee Carroll and Kayleen McKamey, How Does Thermotherapy Affect Blueberries?

Alaina Barger and Caitlyn Hickam, Are Artificial Flavors Dangerous?

Sydney Gutierrez and Harlie Jackson, The Deadly Clean Up

Brodie Ober and Carter Casavant, Liquid Sand

Carter Otheim and Frederick Day, Tooth Decay Is Not Okay

Sara Gottlob, GMO vs. Non-GMO

Zoe Mazaira, Do Dogs Prefer a Color?

Finally, the ninth graders going to regionals are:

Skye Smith, The Inheritance of Eye Color

Preston Hastings, Green Products Save the World

Justin Smith, Sodium Nitrate Effect on Plant Growth

After the second round of judging the best of show winners were determined to be:

Audrey Rumney

Zoe Mazaira

Hattie Orem and Sophia Mortag

Ian Mckamey and Tyler Lane

With 31 out of 70 science fair competitors going to regionals, Mrs. Rumney and Mr. Coon described the event as, “one of the best science fairs at Cascade to date” and “a show of the students’ hard work.”

Congratulations to all of these hardworking Badgers.