A host of Douglas County students made their mark at the regional science fair and invention convention in Reno on March 27-28.
The following placed in the science fair portion of the event, in both individual and team categories:
Mrs. Valiquette’s first-grade class from Meneley Elementary took second for their project Gravity Rocks. Fourth-grader Tyra Best from the Douglas County 4-H Science Club received an honorable mention for the Solutions to Oil Spills. Zephyr Cove Elementary fourth-graders Aidan Rippet and Jack Forvilly placed third for Magnetism, and ZCES fourth-graders Cory Chase, Giovanna Cibulsky and Kailoa Alona took fourth for Charging iPhone with Fruit. Fourth-graders Noah Blackthorn, Darrion Chastain and Ethan Schutten from Jacks Valley Elementary School received an honorable mention for Air Pressure Can Destroyer. Lindsay Carr, a sixth-grader from Piñon Hills Elementary School, placed first for Fire, Fire! JVES sixth-grader Titan Thoene received an honorable mention for Hi Temperature Low Voltage. ZCES sixth-graders Alexandra Palant and Emma Aynedter placed first for Regular and Organic Fruit Differences, and classmates Trent Dingman and Isaiah Womack took second for Crawling Colonies.
The following placed in the invention portion of the event:
Meneley Elementary fourth-grader Braden Spears-Holub took third for Warm-O-Matic. Meneley fifth-grader Joseph Jim took second for Power Pack, and Meneley sixth-grader Josh Edge placed fourth for Math Share. Also from Meneley were fifth-graders Adriana Grant and Remy VanPatten, who received a “unique” award for their project Hillow Pillow.