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RHS students advance to state science fair

Feb 14, 2014 - From staff reports

The following Riverton High School students earned awards at the 2014 West Central Regional Science Fair held Jan. 27 and Jan. 28 at Central Wyoming College in Riverton.

Those who placed in their categories and divisions will advance to the 2014 Wyoming State Science Fair, which is scheduled to take place March 3 at the University of Wyoming in Laramie.

The following RHS students won first-place awards: Sydney Thayer in animal science, Amanda Johnston in behavioral and social science, Mackayla Smith in biochemistry, Nancy Webb in engineering (electrical and mechanical), Kira Griffin in medicine and health, Rachel Graham in microbiology, Troy Cassity in physics and astronomy, and Emily Dayton in plant sciences.

Rachel Hutchinson earned first in chemistry and was the overall senior division winner.

The following students earned second-place prizes: Rebekah Branson in behavioral and social science, Steven Jones in environmental sciences, Shaylee Ketelhut in medicine and health, and MaKenzie Valerio in physics and astronomy.

The following students won third-place awards: Alec Richardson in behavioral and social science, Austin Roberts in computer science, Kane Blueford in environmental management, Gillian Fahey in environmental sciences, and Laramy Connelly in physics and astronomy.

Janae Harris and Koa Rodriguez earned honorable mentions for their projects in earth and planetary science and engineering (materials and bioengineering), respectively.

Receiving participation awards were Coy Bennett in energy and transportation and Austin Alley in plant sciences.

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