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WUHS hosts County Science Fair

On Thursday, Jan. 14, West Union High School hosted the Adams County Science Fair. Student projects included a wide range of topics including sound proof shoes, teenage stress levels, bioremediation, and energy stored in food.

West Union High School was awarded the traveling Adams County Science Fair trophy, which is awarded annually to the school that has the highest combined scores. The following WUHS students received a superior rating: Shelby Hobbs, Coal McClanahan, Tyler Swearingen, Briana Williams, MacKenzie Smith, Kristin Unger, Madigan Marshall, Shannon Runyan, and Savannah Allen. These students qualified for the District Science Fair later this year.

Other West Union students received an Excellent rating: Janson Kramer, Andrew Weeks, Madison Welch, Christa Williams, Sampson Riddell, Kristin Grooms, Ashley Hackworth, Rebekah McCarty, Rayanna McFarland, Brittany Caldwell, Madison Hall, Leanna Poynter, Tyler Fowler, Shruti Nayak, and Kira Gifford.

Shelby Hobbs received the Church 180 Social Science Award, Briana Williams received the Edge of Appalachia Award, and Madigan Marshall received the Adams County Regional Medical Center Award. The sole West Union Junior High participant, Savannah Allen, received a perfect score.

The WUHS Science Fair Coordinator is Ms. Tess Holloway.

On Thursday, Jan. 14, West Union High School hosted the County Science Fair.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_ScienceFair1.jpgOn Thursday, Jan. 14, West Union High School hosted the County Science Fair. Photo by Jamie Puckett

West Union High School students were very successful in the recent County Science Fair. Front row, from left, Madigan Marshall, MacKenzie Smith, Coal McClanahan, Ashley Hackworth, Rebekah McCarty, Brittany Caldwell, and Ms. Tess Holloway (Advisor); Second row, from left,Kristin Unger, Tyler Swearingen, Christa Williams, Tyler Fowler, Madison Hall, and Kristen Grooms; Third row, from left, Shannon Runyan, Madison Welch, Shelby Hobbs, Rayanna McFarland, and Briana Williams; Fourth row, from left, Savannah Allen, Kira Gifford, Leanna Poynter, Shruti Nayak, Andrew Weeks, Janson Kramer, and Taya Brown; Back row, from left, Sampson Riddell and Mitchell Toney.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_ScienceFair2.jpgWest Union High School students were very successful in the recent County Science Fair. Front row, from left, Madigan Marshall, MacKenzie Smith, Coal McClanahan, Ashley Hackworth, Rebekah McCarty, Brittany Caldwell, and Ms. Tess Holloway (Advisor); Second row, from left,Kristin Unger, Tyler Swearingen, Christa Williams, Tyler Fowler, Madison Hall, and Kristen Grooms; Third row, from left, Shannon Runyan, Madison Welch, Shelby Hobbs, Rayanna McFarland, and Briana Williams; Fourth row, from left, Savannah Allen, Kira Gifford, Leanna Poynter, Shruti Nayak, Andrew Weeks, Janson Kramer, and Taya Brown; Back row, from left, Sampson Riddell and Mitchell Toney. Photo by Jamie Puckett
West Union wins Science Fair Trophy

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