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Press Release – May 10, 2012
Coweta four Georgia state science fair winners Honored by Board of Education
The Coweta County Board of Education recognized four Coweta County winners of the 2012 Georgia Science and Engineering Fair.
Victoria George of Newnan High School, Tyler Sisk of Northgate High School, and Katherine Keller and Melody Kiser of Lee Middle School, were honored by the board for their achievements at the competition.
The Georgia Science and Technology Fair was held at the University of Georgia in March. Coweta’s 2012 winners were introduced to the Board Tuesday night by Dr. Donald White, Coweta County Science Curriculum Specialist.
“To give you some perspective, there were over 550 projects on display at the University of Georgia on March 30,” said White. “Of the eight projects representing Coweta, four are here tonight as Georgia Science and Engineering Fair winners. Their success is a testament to their hard work and the support of their teachers and parents.
The four winners and their honors were:
- Tyler Sisk (Northgate High School, teacher sponsor Rebecca Marosy): First Place in Electrical Engineering, Best in Category Electrical Engineering, Grand Award Top 10, Georgia Engineering Foundation Award, and the National Society of Professional Engineers Award.
- Victoria George (Newnan High School, teacher sponsor Kelley Finger): Director's Choice Award, Georgia Veterinary Medical Auxiliary Award, Tellus Museum Award, and U.S. Army Special Award in Life Sciences.
- Katherine Keller (Lee Middle School, teacher sponsor Robert Doyal): First Place Engineering: Materials and Bioengineering, Best in Category Engineering: Materials and Bioengineering.
- Melody Kiser (Lee Middle School, teacher sponsor Robert Doyal): First Place Energy and Transportation.
The Georgia Science and Engineering Fair is the state's ultimate venue for displaying the science and engineering research of Georgia's middle and high school students. An invitation to compete at the Fair culminates a string of achievements in the sciences, including high honors at local and one of 22 regional science fairs in Georgia.
The Coweta County School System’s third annual Science Fair was held at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts on Saturday, February 11.
The fair featured 72 projects from 9 schools (all three high schools and six middle schools). There were 26 “first place” finishers who went on to represent Coweta County School System at the West Georgia Regional Science Fair on Friday, Feb. 17 at the University of West Georgia.
In the previous three years, the Coweta County School system has sent 45 students to the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair, with 15 first place finishers, and one student (the Central Educational Center’s Chad Ramey) to go to the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, placing 3rd.
The Coweta County Board of Education recognized four Coweta County student winners of the 2012 Georgia Science and Engineering Fair. They were, from left to right, Victoria George, Tyler Sisk, Katherine Keller and Melody Kiser.