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ACS students excel in science fair

What if …?” “What about …?” “And you could prove that by …”
Chances are these thoughts went through the minds of middle school and high school students who participated in a recent science fair at Atmore Christian School.
Exhibits were set up in the gym Thursday, February 28, with students, faculty and visitors (and the judges) weaving in and out of the exhibits, asking questions, and often marveling at the research and work that went into some of the projects.
As I was waiting for winners to be announced, I talked randomly with several students about their projects and each one was knowledgeable and anxious to answer questions.
Their work was outstanding.
I told teacher Rachel Martin, there are many things in life I’m thankful for. Not being asked to be a judge for this science fair is one of those things.
Winners are as follows:
Middle school: first place – Claire Girby, Bracing Bootcamp; second place – Tiffany Gookin, Insulation Investigation; third place – Elizabeth Terry, 5 Second Rule Myth vs. Reality.
High school: first place – Jace Weber, Which Materials Make the Best Record Player?; second place – Paxton Hobbs, Snook on a Hook; third place – Harleigh Crumbley, Do different types of soil impact the rate of a plant’s growth speed?

Tiffany Gookin
Paxton Hobbs
Jace Weber
Harleigh Crumbley
Elizabeth Terry
Claire Girby