Science And Engineering Fair Results

January 30, 2016

The results of the 2016 West Panhandle Science and Engineering Fair were announced his week an awards ceremony held at University of West Florida. The annual Science and Engineering Fair is a partnership of the College of Science and Engineering and the Escambia and Santa Rosa County School Districts.

Students who qualified to compete at the Florida State Science Fair will have an asterisk  by their name. Grand winners (two senior winners) are eligible to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair, May 8-13 in Phoenix, AZ, and won $6000 scholarships from the University of West Florida. Junior Grand winners are eligible to compete at State.

Winners of specific events in the high school and middle school categories were:

Animal Sciences

1st place – Skyler Flynn & Chase Creech – WFHS *

2nd place – Serena Green, Grace Menzies & Kayla Lycus – BTWHS

Behavioral & Social Studies

GRAND – 1st Place – Patricia McAuley, Holley Meany & Lauren Beall – PHS *

2nd Place – Lillian Wiggins & Virginia Beall – PHS *

3rd Place – Delaney McCall & Carly Fraser – PHS

Biomedical & Health Sciences

1st Place – Eva DeSoi – PHS *

2nd Place – Wesley Delware – EHS

3rd Place – Ariana Evans – BTWHS

Cellular/Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

1st Place – Sohail Mirza – PHS *

2nd Place – Kinan Alsheikh & Carla Dias – PHS *

HM – MacKenzie Sutt & Elizabeth Teets – BTWHS


1st Place – John Dixon & Justin Liu – PHS *

2nd Place – Daniel Duong – BTWHS (* Senior Alternate)

3rd Place – April Mendez – BTWHS

HM – Raymond Brown – EHS

HM – Rebecca Weatherspoon – BTWHS

Earth & Environmental Sciences

1st Place – Kelly Wu – PHS *

2nd Place – Jonathan Billingslea – PHS *

3rd Place – Reid Harwell – PHS

HM – Alexis Evans & Miya May – BTWHS


GRAND 1st Place – Alexander Pope – PHS *

2nd Place – Matthew Arellano, Teri Laird & Sarah Quinlan – EHS

3rd Place – Dakota Davison & Bailey Wilson – EHS

Environmental Engineering

1st Place – Elleon Forty & Jeffrey Sutherland – PHS *

Intelligent Machines, Robotics & System Software

1st Place – Geneva Anderson – WFHS *

2nd Place Dina Razek, Drew Jimenez & Kareem Bataineh – PHS *

HM – Olivia Stanhope – WFHS

Mathematics & Computational Sciences

1st Place – Omari Harris – BTWHS

HM – Henry Kimberi – WFHS


1st Place – Greer Coffey  & Emily Dawson– BTWHS

2nd Place – Jennifer Dean & Heidi Neumann – PHS

Physics & Astronomy

1st Place – Xuan Ho & Joseph McCormack – PHS *

2nd Place – Jacob Ferris – PHS (* Senior alternate)

3rd Place – Rachael Chase & Samantha Cherry – EHS (* Senior Alternative)

HM – Amy Peterson – BTWHS

Plant Sciences

2nd Place – Ashlyn Whittington – BTWHS

3rd Place – Kyndall Rideau – BTWHS

Animal Sciences

1st Place – Dana Amin – Saint Paul *

2nd Place – Sarah Hamilton – Saint Paul (*Junior Alternate)

3rd Place – Mariah Mack – Bellview Middle

3rd Place – Cody Thomas – Ernest Ward Middle

HM – Kyla Brewer – Holley Navarre

Behavioral & Social Sciences

1st Place – Hannah Meyers – Saint Paul *

2nd Place – Emily Wentzel, Hope Fell & Lauren Lacour – Saint John’s *

3rd Place – Gisel Martinez – Holley Navarre

HM – Seth Menzer – Holley Navarre

Biomedical & Health Sciences

1st Place – Kaylee McDonald – Holley Navarre

2nd Place – Madeline Mauzy – Holley Navarre

3rd Place – Olivia Coleman – Holley Navarre

HM – Zhikembria Williams – Bellview Middle

HM – Mya Clegg – Bellview Middle

HM – Darah Schumpert – Holley navarre

Cellular/Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

1st Place – Brooke Rayborn – Holley Navarre *

2nd Place – Zachary Oestmann – Holley Navarre *

HM – Logan Wallace – Holley Navarre

HM – Lauren Miller – Holley Navarre


1st Place – Mary Beloat – Holley Navarre *

2nd Place – John Middleton – Saint Paul

3rd Place – Emily White – Saint John’s

HM – Jessica Olson – Holley Navarre

HM – Jasmine Galvez – Saint Paul

Earth & Environmental Sciences

1st Place – Chase Turner – Holley Navarre *

2nd Place – Darcy Sullivan – Saint Paul *

3rd Place – Meghan McGilley – Saint Paul

HM – Peter Mougey – Saint Paul


1st Place – Quin Baker, Jr. – Saint Paul *

2nd Place – Katherine Fey – Holley Navarre (* Junior Aternate)

3rd Place – Cameron Lange – Holley Navarre

HM – Mya Hamilton – Holley Navarre

Environmental Engineering

1st Place – Claire Han – Brown Barge Middle *

2nd Place – Kaleb Barrett – Holley Navarre

3rd Place – Nathaniel Merrill –Gulf Breeze

Intelligent Machines, Robotics & System Software

GRAND 1st Place – Regan Rudzki – Holley Navarre *

GRAND 1st Place – Ravi Raj – Brown Barge Middle *

3rd Place – Maddox DeMars – Holley Navarre

HM – D.Connor Vickery – Holley Navarre

Mathematics & Computational Sciences

1st Place – Chance Cunningham – Holley Navarre *

HM – Mikael Patriarca – Bellview Middle


1st Place – Payden Mouritsen – Brown Barge Middle *

2nd Place – Mary Galloway – Saint Paul *

3rd Place – Angelia Morris – Holley Navarre

HM – Olivia West – Saint Paul

HM – Callista Salazar – Holley Navarre

Physics & Astronomy

1st Place – Kori Vertz – Warrington Middle *

2nd Place – Timmy Hodges – Saint Paul *

3rd Place – Julianna Cannon – Holley Navarre

HM – Meredith McGhee – Ernest Ward Middle

Plant Sciences

1st Place – Isaiah Gurule-Rat – Saint John’s *

2nd Place – Lillian Sylvia – Holley Navarre (* Junior Alternate)

3rd Place – Austin Anderson – Holley Navarre

HM – Noah Buenaflor – Holley Navarre

Additional  Special Awards were also announced to include:

American Chemical Society–$100 to Sr. and $50 to Jr. Chemistry & Biochemistry for outstanding achievement in chemistry.  The winners for chemistry are Senior: team project of John Dixon & Justin Liu (PHS); junior, Mary Beloat (Holley Navarre). The winners for Biochemistry are senior, Sohail Mirza (PHS) and junior, Brooke Rayborn (Holley Navarre)

American Meteorological Society–A certificate of outstanding achievement in the field Meteorology is awarded to Jasiana Edwards (Holley Navarre), Miya May (BTWHS) and Alexis Evans (BTWHS).

American Psychological Association — The world’s largest association of psychologists, works to advance the creation, communication, and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives. A certificate for outstanding research in psychology is awarded to Patricia McAuley, Holley Meaney, and Lauren Beall (all PHS).

American Society of Civil Engineers/Pensacola Branch — Supporting this science fair for the first time this year, presented  with the following awards:

1st place Sr. Division: Alexander Pope- $50 gift card and medal (PHS)

2nd place Sr. Division: Jeffrey Sutherland & Elleon Forty – medals (PHS)

3rd place Sr. Division: Bailey Wilson & Dakota Davison – medals (EHS)

1st place Jr. Division: Claire Han-$50 gift card and medal (BBMS)

2nd place Jr. Division: Quin Baker – medal (St. Paul)

3rd place Jr. Dividsion: Ezra McKenna – medal  (Holley Navarre)

ASM Materials Education Foundation—Provided an award for the most outstanding exhibit in materials science. A certificate & a medallion for the best materials engineering project is awarded to Alexander Pope (PHS).

ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives: Recognized two Sr. projects for striving to find innovative solutions to humanity’s most challenging problems.  Geneva Anderson (WFHS) and Kelly Wu (PHS)will receive a certificate and will be nominated to enter for the Grand Prize, a trip to Arizona for the 2016 Sustainability Solutions Festival.

Association for Women Geoscientists: Awarded a Certificate of Achievement to recognize a female student whose project exemplifies high standards of innovativeness and scientific excellence in the geosciences was presented to Darcy Sullivan (St. Paul).

Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International: Awarded projects for their excellence in the categories of EAEV, ENMS, IMRS, and PHYS.  Each of the top three projects will receive $15 iTunes Cards. Top 3 will compete for a $500 award for the best project from the Three Rivers, East Panhandle and West Panhandle regional fairs. The top projects: Alexander Pope (PHS), Geneva Anderson (WFHS), Jonathan Billingslea (PHS).  Additionally, five more projects earned certificates of merit. Certificates were presented to: Kareem Bataineh (PHS), Drew Jiminez (PHS), Dina Razek (PHS), Ezra McKenna (Holley Navarre), Regan Rudzki (Holley Navarre), Samantha Cherry (EHS), Rachael Chase (EHS), Maddox DeMars (Holley Navarre) .


One Response to “Science And Engineering Fair Results”

  1. Susan on February 1st, 2016 1:37 pm

    Congratulations! These young people and their mentors put in a lot of hard work.

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