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DWU announces South Central South Dakota Regional Science and Engineering Fair winners

Friday, March 28, 2014

Dakota Wesleyan University hosted the 22nd annual South Central South Dakota Regional Science and Engineering Fair March 25 and announced its winners.

There were 299 students in grades six through 12, and 180 projects from 30 schools in 18 South Dakota counties. Students participating in this regional event brought projects that won in science fairs at local schools.

Five students received the top DWU scholarships – worth $10,000 – and will advance to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in May in Los Angeles. They include: Justin Krell, Plankinton High School, “Cow Chips”; and three students from Avon High School: Amanda Reiff and Devin Tolsma, “Organic Preventative Measures For The Germination Of Musk Thistles,” and Julie Boyle, “Evaluating the Effectiveness Of Anthocyaninis As Sunscreen Phase 2.”

Awards were given to participating students in cash, certificates, college scholarships, plaques, medals, trophies, major industry recognition and recognition by the U.S. Armed Forces. 

In addition to Dakota Wesleyan University, sponsors include: The Daily Republic, Touchtone Energy Cooperatives, Sixth District Medical Society, Twin City Fan and Blower, Lisa and Corey Thelen, Davison City Implement, and Logan Luxury Theater of Mitchell.






















The following are a list of the winners:

2014 Science Fair List of Winners

Student Observers – winners of $2,000 DWU scholarship

Kylee Guindon

Plankinton Middle School

Antler Development

Noah Heezen

Plankinton Middle School

Electronic Cloud Control

Emma Heezen

Plankinton High School

Electronic Cloud Control

Junior Grand Award (two individual projects) – winners of $100

Kendall Veenstra

Dakota Christian Middle School

Aqua Crops

Andrew Weller

Mitchell Middle School

Normal Springs vs. Magnetic Springs

Junior Grand Award (one group project) – winners of $100 each

Natalie Bordeaux, Molly Knife, Shelby Little Shield

Spring Creek Middle School

Water Quality On The Rosebud Reservation

Life, Behavioral Sciences - Junior Division

1st Place

Derek Pelton

Avon Middle School

What Are The Effects Of Soapy Water Plants

2nd Place

Mary Catherine Kelly

Home School Middle School

Using Treats In Dog Training: When To Reward Rover

3rd Place

Kristen Maas

Dakota Christian Middle School

Don’t Slip!

Honorable Mention

Madison Hetland

Mitchell Middle School

Authentic vs. Synthetic Honey

Certificates of Merit:

Hannah VanGerpen

Avon Middle School

There Is Something On Your Face

Kylee Guindon

Plankinton Middle School

Antler Development

Life & Behavioral Sciences - Senior Division

1st Place, $2,000 DWU Scholarship

Hannah Reeves

Avon High School

The Effect Of Irrigation On Agricultural Production

2nd Place, $750 DWU Scholarship

Rachel Blaha

Avon High School

Analyzing The Effectiveness Of Commercial De-wormers For Sheep

3rd Place,$500 DWU Scholarship

Jill Bertus

Avon High School

How Do You Dry Your Corn?

Honorable Mention

Jacob Dahme

Mitchell High School

Carbon Nanotubes: Effects Of Tenebrio Molitor Growth

Certificates of Merit:

Dennisha Johanneson

Andes Central High School

Emergency Medicine

Carly Sparks

Armour High School

Growing Cancer Cells For A Cause

Aften Pennings

Stickney High School

Bac Vibes

Hanna Powers

Avon High School

Are You Getting Your Vitamin C?

DiMera Dvorak

Andes Central High School

Elementary Education

Physical Science & Engineering - Junior Division

1st Place

Tate Wynia

Avon Middle School

Fact Or Fiction

2nd Place

Jakob Studer

Mitchell Middle School

Octane Emission Project

3rd Place

Madhav Singh

Todd County Middle School

Coronal Mass Ejections

Honorable Mention

Olivia Jurrens

Avon Middle School

Red Eye Reduction

Certificates of Merit:

Pearce Vonder Pol

Dakota Christian Middle School

Roll It

Dillon DeHaai

Dakota Christian Middle School

On The Pontoon

Victoria Brown

Mitchell Middle School

Rooftop Real Estate Wonders

Physical Science & Engineering - Senior Division

1st Place, $2,000 DWU Scholarship

Riley Namminga

Avon High School

Application Cent$

2nd Place, $750 DWU Scholarship

Daxx Wiebelhaus

Mitchell High School

Lead In Soil

3rd Place, $500 DWU Scholarship

Brady Petrik

Avon High School

Wax On Wax Off

Honorable Mention

Stephanie Faulhaber

Plankinton High School

Sawing The World One Drip At A Time

Certificates of Merit:

Tim Morgan

Mitchell High School

The Effects Of Mass Distribution On The Distance Of Air Powered Rockets

Riley Berndt

Avon High School

All Gelled Up

Cacie Markel

Avon High School

Increasing The Efficiency of A Homemade Ice Pack Using Rubbing Alcohol

Group Projects - Junior Division

1st Place

Hayden Haak, Tristan Niles, Weston Tobin

Plankinton Middle School

The Sixth Wheel

2nd Place

Lori White, Thea Patrick

Mitchell Middle School

A-Maze-ing Slime Molds

3rd Place

Cooper DeLange, Isaac Hinker

Stickney Middle School

Which Battery Lasts The Longest?

Honorable Mention

Emma Bertram, Kianna Payer

Armour Middle School

Black Or White

Certificates of Merit:

Baylee Gerber

Armour Middle School

Shotgun Patterns

Alyssa Whitney

Armour Middle School

Shotgun Patterns

Trajan Anderson

White Lake Middle School

Muffling Sound

Chandler Fredericksen

White Lake Middle School

Muffling Sound

Matthew Fey

White Lake Middle School

Tee Height And Golf Ball Distance

Carter Fredericksen

White Lake Middle School

Tee Height And Golf Ball Distance

Sawyer Swenson

Wessington Springs Middle School

Ready, Aim, Fire!

John Witte

Wessington Springs Middle School

Ready, Aim, Fire!

Carolyn Blaha

Wagner Middle School

Jump Serve Speed vs. Standing Serve Speed

Schylar Juffer

Wagner Middle School

Jump Serve Speed vs. Standing Serve Speed

Cordel Menning

Corsica Middle School

Blowing Off Steam

Bryce Plamp

Corsica Middle School

Blowing Off Steam

Gavin Zomer

Corsica Middle School

Blowing Off Steam

Emma Murphey

Mitchell Middle School

The Big Dig

Naomi Powers

Mitchell Middle School

The Big Dig

Alicia Jackson

Wessington Springs Middle School

Music And Memory

Keah Munsen

Wessington Springs Middle School

Music And Memory

Levi DeJong

Avon Middle School

Got Gas?

Weston Frank

Avon Middle School

Got Gas?

Brady Cameron

Avon Middle School

Effects Of Viscosity On Human Cardiovascular System

Jacob Cihak

Avon Middle School

Effects Of Viscosity On Human Cardiovascular System

Group Projects - Senior Division

1st Place, $2,000 DWU Scholarship

Eurie Crosby

Avon High School

Engineering A Better Gate Closer

1st Place, $2,000 DWU Scholarship

Michael Johnson

Avon High School

Engineering A Better Gate Closer

2nd Place, $750 DWU Scholarship

Keenan Shannon

Mitchell High School

Assimilation Of Protein From Distiller’s Grain By Tenebrio Molitor

2nd Place, $750 DWU Scholarship

Mason Wenzel

Mitchell High School

Assimilation Of Protein From Distiller’s Grain By Tenebrio Molitor

3rd Place, $500 DWU Scholarship

Alexandra Goldammer

Mitchell High School

The Effects of Classical Music on Cognitive Task Performance

3rd Place, $500 DWU Scholarship

Miranda Goldammer

Mitchell High School

The Effects of Classical Music on Cognitive Task Performance

Honorable Mention

Jed Schmidt

Mitchell High School

Should Gloves Be Banned In The NFL?

Honorable Mention

Parker Wenzel

Mitchell High School

Should Gloves Be Banned In The NFL?

Certificates of Merit:

Mikayla Petsche

Andes Central High School

Focus! It’s Time To Multitask

Erica Kitchenmaster

Andes Central High School

Focus! It’s Time To Multitask

Crystal Habben

Andes Central High School

Hand Gestures And Communication

Nancy Hernandez

Andes Central High School

Hand Gestures And Communication

Sandra Wade

Andes Central High School

Hand Gestures And Communication

Jasmine Fritzmeier

Mitchell High School

Potato Tumor Assay

Emily Parks

Mitchell High School

Potato Tumor Assay

Evianna Blaha

Avon High School

You Put The Nitrate In, You Take The Nitrate Out

Randi Hento

Avon High School

You Put The Nitrate In, You Take The Nitrate Out

Shylah Brown Bear

Mary Indian High School

Stress

Gene Hare, Jr

Marty Indian High School

Stress

Emma Heezen

Plankinton High School

Electronic Cloud Control

Noah Heezen

Plankinton High School

Electronic Cloud Control

Brant Blaha

Avon High School

The Production Of Water Using Anhydrous Salts

Jacob Reeves

Avon High School

The Production Of Water Using Anhydrous Salts

Joe Johnson

Mount Vernon High School

OH Generation

Kyle Koch

Mount Vernon High School

OH Generation

Best Presenters Award:

Mitchell Middle School

Special Awards

American Psychology Association

Mary Catherine Kelly

Home School Middle School

Using Treads In Dog Training: When To Record Rover

Sadie Meyerink

Dakota Christian

The Earworm Effect

ASM International Foundation

Logan Mudder, Zach Wynia

Avon High School

How Strong Is It?

Avon School's Excellence in Science

Senior Division

Justin Krell

Plankinton High School

Cow Chips

Junior Division

Andrew Weller

Mitchell Middle School

Normal Springs vs. Magnetic Springs

BroadMASTERS SSP

Derek Pelton

Avon Middle School

What Are The Effects Of Soapy Water Plants

Mary Catherine Kelly

Home School MS

Using Treats In Dog Training: When To Reward Rover

Kristen Maas

Dakota Christian

Don’t Slip!

Madison Hetland

Mitchell MS

Authentic vs. Synthetic Honey

Tate Wynia

Avon MS

Fact Or Fiction

Jakob Studer

Mitchell MS

Octane Emission Project

Madhov Singh

Todd County MS

Coronal Mass Ejections

Olivia Jurrens

Avon MS

Red Eye Reduction

Hayden Haak

Plankinton MS

The Sixth Wheel

Tristan Niles

Plankinton MS

The Sixth Wheel

Weston Tobin

Plankinton MS

The Sixth Wheel

Lori White

Mitchell MS

A-Maze-ing Slime Molds

Thea Patrick

Mitchell MS

A-Maze-ing Slime Molds

Cooper DeLange

Stickney MS

Which Battery Lasts The Longest?

Isaac Hinker

Stickney MS

Which Battery Lasts The Longest?

Natalie Bordeaux

Spring Creek MS

Water Quality On The Rosebud Reservation

Molly Knife

Spring Creek MS

Water Quality On The Rosebud Reservation

Shelby Little Shield

Spring Creek MS

Water Quality On The Rosebud Reservation

Kendall Veenstra

Dakota Christian

Aqua Crops

Andrew Weller

Mitchell MS

Normal Springs vs. Magnetic Springs

The Daily Republic

Rachel Blaha

Avon High School

Analyzing The Effectiveness Of Commercial De-Wormers For Sheep

Dakota Wesleyan University Chemistry, Health, and Other Stuff (CHAOS)

Julie Boyle

Avon High School

Evaluating Effectiveness Of Anthocyanins As Sunscreen Phase 2

Dakota Wesleyan University, English Department

Justin Krell

Plankinton High School

Cow Chips

Dakota Wesleyan University, Mathematics Department

Andrew Weller

Mitchell High School

Normal Springs vs. Magnetic Springs

Dakota Wesleyan University, Nursing Department

Kacie Mudder

Avon High School

Save Your Brain

Excellence In Grammar Award

Colton Wolbrink

Dakota Christian

Poppin' Popcorn

Sidney Muckey

Dakota Christian

The Amazing Eye

Megan Mudder

Dakota Christian

Scaredy-Cat

Kristen Maas

Dakota Christian

Don’t Slip!

Brooklyn Brouwer

Dakota Christian

Germophobia

GENIUS Olympiad

Keenan Shannon, Mason Wenzel

Mitchell High School

Assimilation Of Protein From Distiller's Grain By Tenebrio Molitar

I-SWEEP

Riley Namminga

Avon High School

Application Cent$

Innovative Ideas--Mitchell High School Science Club

John Witte, Sawyer Swenson

Wessington Springs Middle School

Ready, Aim, Fire

Best Board and Original Idea

Brady Cameron, Jacob Cihak

Avon Middle School

Effects Of Viscosity On Human Cardiovascular System

Colton Wolbrink

Dakota Christian Middle School

Poppin' Popcorn

Victoria Brown

Mitchell Middle School

Rooftop Real Estate Wonders

Intel Excellence in Computer Science

Justin Krell

Plankinton High School

Cow Chips

International Society For Optical Engineering

Leon Jumping Elk, Armanda Iron Elk

Marty Indian High School

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star How I Wonder Where You Are

Olivia Jurrens

Avon Middle School

Red Eye Reduction

Lakeview Veterinary Clinic

Mary Katherine Kelly

Home School Middle School

Using Treats In Dog Training: When To Reward Rover

Mu Alpha Theta

Ariana Oorlog, Chesney Nagel

Avon High School

Unsystematic

NABT (National Association for Biology Teachers)

Amanda Reiff, Devin Tolsma

Avon High School

Organic Preventative Measures For The Germination Of Musk Thistles

NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmosphere Administration)

Scotti Clifford

Lakeview Middle School

Observable Winter Patterns

Ricoh Sustainable Development

Gracie Wold

Armour Middle School

"Can" Your Cans Heat Up?

Society For In Vitro Biology

Amanda Reiff, Devin Tolsma

Avon High School

Organic Preventive Measures For The Germination Of Musk Thistles

SD Academy of Science

Jakob Studer

Mitchell Middle School

Octane Emission Project

Emma Allen

Mitchell Middle School

When Your Sniffer Snoozes

Madison Hetland

Mitchell Middle School

Authentic vs. Synthetic Honey

Mary Catherine Kelly

Home School Middle School

Using Treats in Dog Training: When to Reward Rover

Daniel Fuoss

Armour Middle School

H2O2 Harm or Help?

Thea Patrick

Mitchell Middle School

A-Maze-ing Slime Molds

Lori White

Mitchell Middle School

A-Maze-ing Slime Molds

Carly Beckman

White Lake Middle School

Aspirin And Plant Growth

Derek Pelton

Avon Middle School

What Are The Effects Of Soapy Water Plants

Sanford Promise Award for Biomedical Research

Carly Sparks

Armour High School

Growing Cancer Cells For A Cause

South Dakota Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Ashley Glanzer

Mt Vernon High School

Centripetal Force And Swinging A Bucket Of Water

South Dakota Science Teachers Association

Natalie Bordeaux, Shelby Little Shield, Molly Knife

Spring Creek Middle School

Water Quality On The Rosebud Reservation

South Dakota Society for Clinical Laboratory Science

Carly Sparks

Armour High School

Growing Cancer Cells For A Cause

South Dakota Veterinary Medical Alliance

Rachel Blaha

Avon High School

Analyzing The Effectiveness Of Commerical De-Wormers For Sheep

Stockholm Junior Water and BY Water of Tabor

Hannah Reeves

Avon High School

The Effect of Irrigation On Ag Production

Evianna Blaha, Randi Hento

Avon High School

You Put The Nitrate In, You Take The Nitrate Out

Thelen Laboratory Research

Senior Division

Julie Boyle

Avon High School

Evaluating The Effectiveness Of Anthocyanins As Sunscreen Phase 2

Junior Division

Lori White, Thea Patrick

Mitchell Middle School

A-Maze-ing Slime Molds

United States Department of Health & Human Services

Julie Boyle

Avon High School

Evaluating The Effectiveness Of Anthocyanins As Sunscreen Phase 2

United States Metric Association

Erica Anderson

Avon High School

How Cool Is That?

Yale Science & Engineering Association, Inc.

Justin Krell

Plankinton High School

Cow Chips



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