Winners are announced in Kentucky American Water Science Fair

February 9, 2013 

About 775 public, private and home-school students in fourth through 12th grades participated Saturday in the Kentucky American Water Science Fair.

The 144 projects that received awards Saturday will advance to the Central Kentucky Regional Science and Engineering Fair on March 2 at the University of Kentucky.

First-place middle and high school winners in each category are listed below. For a full list of winners, go to

■ Animal sciences: Dylan Beers, Beaumont Middle, sixth grade; Laine McLaurin, Sts. Peter and Paul School, seventh grade; Braeden Bowen, Winburn Middle, eighth grade; Jacob Sanchez, Dunbar High School.

■ Behavioral and social sciences: Haley Follmer-Burnett, Hayes Middle School, sixth grade; Cooper Boss, SCAPA, seventh grade; Maura Coriale, Sts. Peter and Paul, eighth grade; Alexis Land, Bryan Station Middle, eighth grade; Vania Ma, Dunbar High School.

■ Biochemistry: Clara de Castro, Sayre School, ninth grade.

■ Cellular and molecular biology: Lilly Meekin, Sts. Peter and Paul, sixth grade; Kayla Duncan, Seton Catholic School, seventh grade; Will Rizer, Sts. Peter and Paul, eighth grade; Athena Kern, Dunbar High School, 11th grade.

■ Chemistry: Stan Shelby and Anthony Wright, Carter G. Woodson Academy, sixth grade; Abigail Kessler, Christ the King, seventh grade; Thirushan Wignakumar, Winburn Middle, eighth grade; Corrine Elliott, Dunbar, 12th grade.

■ Computer science: Alex Sottile, Dunbar, 12th grade.

■ Earth and planetary science: Nicholas Imam, Winburn Middle, sixth grade; Jake Topley, Christ the King, seventh grade; Micah Eiden, home school, eighth grade.

■ Energy and transportation: John Luan, Dunbar.

■ Engineering: Will Gregory, Sts. Peter and Paul, sixth grade; Benjamin Waters, Trinity Christian, seventh grade; Seth Russell, home school, eighth grade; Matthew Russell, home school, high school.

■ Environmental sciences: Brenna Wallin, LTMS, sixth grade; Sundus Ghuneim, Lexington Universal Academy, seventh grade; Emily Yates, Bryan Station Middle, eighth grade; Ellinor Tai and Karla Ladino, Dunbar High School.

■ Microbiology: Tammy Ray, Tates Creek Middle, sixth grade; Julia D'Orazio, Morton Middle, seventh grade; Jamie Land, Lexington Christian Academy, eighth grade; Aidan Jones, Dunbar High School.

■ Physics and astronomy: Taylor Colony, Beaumont Middle, sixth grade; Adeline Yates, Trinity Christian, seventh grade; Amanda Wallin, LTMS, eighth grade; Vincent Cao, Dunbar High School.

■ Plant sciences: Joseph Craven, Tates Creek, sixth grade; Ben Henault, SCAPA, seventh grade; Liz Graves, Winburn Middle, eighth grade; Rebecca Hall, Paige Clemons and Maddie Tougerson, Locust Trace AgriScience Farm.

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