Ernest Ward Students Place In Regional Science Fair

February 16, 2019

Two Ernest Ward Middle School students placed in theĀ  2019 West Panhandle Regional ScienceĀ and Engineering Fair at the University of West Florida.

They were:

Kelsey Boykin- Chemistry

1st place Overall Junior Division
Dr. B.H. Daughdrill, Special Award ($50 cash and certificate)
Dr. John P. Riehm Memorial Special Award, ($50 cash and certificate)
Society for Science & the Public-Broadcom Foundation Special Award (Certificate, letter of invite to register for 2019 Broadcom Masters national competition, t-shirt)
State Fair Finalists – representing EWMS at Lakeland FL. , March 26-March 29

Boykin’s project “Rainbow of pHacts” compared the pH level of beverages such as cola, milk and apple jucice to determine which was the lowest (most acidic).

Judson Lee – Engineering and Material Sciences

3rd place overal, Junior Division
Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, Special Award ($25 gift card & Certificate)
REMG Aviation, Special Award, ($25 gift card & Certificate)

Lee’s project “Which Shape of Parachute is the Best?”. He hypothesized that a rectangular parachute would descend slower than other shapes. He discovered that a round parachute actually had the slowest descent velocity.

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2 Responses to “Ernest Ward Students Place In Regional Science Fair”

  1. anne 1of2 on February 16th, 2019 8:44 pm

    Wow! Even the pictures don’t help me to figure out the projects. These kids are way ahead of me. I always thought science was just for growing plants, lol. Congratulations to both of them.

  2. Chasity on February 16th, 2019 7:14 pm

    I’m so proud of you Kelsey your such a smart girl.

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