Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Young Mandarin Scientist near the Top

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Young Mandarin Scientist near the Top

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Two students from Stanton College Preparatory School and two

others from Paxon School for Advanced Studies have been invited

to international competition in Louisville, Ky., as the top

winners of the 42nd annual Northeast Florida Science and

Engineering Fair.

A freshman from Mandarin High School was named as an alternate.

About 450 students from Duval and Nassau counties participated

in the fair, held Feb. 17-19 at the Prime Osborn Convention

Center.

The fair is sponsored by Kiwanis International, with financial

support from a variety of business and community donors.

The contest featured two divisions -- the senior division, for

high school students, and the junior division, for

middle-schoolers.

From the senior division, the following students were named to

attend the International Science and Engineering Fair, slated

for May 10-15:

Eric Kow, a senior from Stanton. His project was "Natural

Selection Investigated by Computer Simulation."

Sarah Elizabeth Bolling, a freshman at Stanton. Her project

was "The Effect of pH on Enzyme Activity."

Stacey Suggs and Mary Spivey, both sophomores at Paxon. Their

team project was "The Effects of Soil Additives on the Drying of

Petunia Leaves."

Named as an alternate was Amanda Louise Wing, a freshman at

Mandarin High. Her project was "Which Preventive Action Should

be Taken to Prevent Beach Erosion?"

Meanwhile, the following students were named to represent the

Northeast Florida Region at the Florida State Science and

Engineering Fair, scheduled for April 2-4 at the Fort Lauderdale

Science Museum.

JUNIOR DIVISION/CATEGORY WINNERS

Behavioral and Social Science -- Matthew Ryan Cole, grade 8,

James Weldon Johnson Middle School.

Biochemistry -- Erica Mack, grade 8, James Weldon Johnson.

Botany -- Jonathan M. Sang, grade 7, James Weldon Johnson.

Chemistry -- David Kennedy, grade 7, James Weldon Johnson.

Computer Science -- Jesse Mangum, grade 8, duPont.

Earth and Space Science -- Kevin M. Young, grade 8,

Darnell-Cookman.

Engineering -- David Skimmerhorn, grade 7, Landmark.

Environmental Science -- Emily K. …

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