Douglas students do well at science and engineering fair |

Douglas students do well at science and engineering fair

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Meneley Elementary School fifth-grader Logan Peetz explains his invention, Let's Talk, to judge Larry Goodwin on March 6 at the school.
Shannon Litz file photo | The Record-Courier

Three Douglas County schools had winners at the 2014 Western Nevada Regional Science & Engineering Fair and Lemelson Young Inventors Challenge in Reno last week.

Brighton Barkely from Meneley Elementary won second place for his cool brace invention and Logan Peetz won first place for his How Clean is it Really? invention.

Tyra Best from Douglas County 4-H Club won general excellence for her project Do Microwaves Effect Plant Growth?

Piñon Hills Elementary School had five invention winners and one science fair project winner.

In the invention category, Matthew Gaskell took first place, Bodie Stein placed second, Rannin Burgeson Somers placed third and Madeline Wolz came in fourth. Tyler Gunderson received acknowledgement in the fun-leisure category, as well as James Jenks for his science project called Can You See More Than 3?

Jacks Valley Elementary School sixth-grader Christopher Rowe received an honorable mention for his science fair project called Mold, the truth.

For more information, visit and then click on ‘2014 Projects and Inventions Winners by school’ pdf on the right.