1st Row: Crystal Chacko, Evan Rosenthal, Joshua Bickham. 2nd Row: Blake Propst, Mikayla Mullin, Andrew Cianciolo, Sarah Palmer, Lucas Rivera, Anushka Jetly, Aly Knowles, Christina Huang. 3rd Row: Donald Rolston, Mike Hermes, Madeline Thompson, Nicole Huning, Kaitlyn Smith. Not Pictured: Jaden Walker.

Students advance to the County Science Fair

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1st Row: Crystal Chacko, Evan Rosenthal, Joshua Bickham. 2nd Row: Blake Propst, Mikayla Mullin, Andrew Cianciolo, Sarah Palmer, Lucas Rivera, Anushka Jetly, Aly Knowles, Christina Huang. 3rd Row: Donald Rolston, Mike Hermes, Madeline Thompson, Nicole Huning, Kaitlyn Smith. Not Pictured: Jaden Walker.

1st Row: Crystal Chacko, Evan Rosenthal, Joshua Bickham. 2nd Row: Blake Propst, Mikayla Mullin, Andrew Cianciolo, Sarah Palmer, Lucas Rivera, Anushka Jetly, Aly Knowles, Christina Huang. 3rd Row: Donald Rolston, Mike Hermes, Madeline Thompson, Nicole Huning, Kaitlyn Smith. Not Pictured: Jaden Walker.

Seventeen 9-12 grade students competed at the FHS Science Fair on Wednesday, Jan. 17.

The students receiving top honors in the 9th Grade Division for Biological Science: 1st Place, Aly Knowles – “Do Electronic Screens Impact Low Light Vision” and Joshua Bickham – “Shocking Transformations: The Effects of Heat Shock Duration of Cell Transformation.”

9th Grade Division for Physical Science: 1st Place, Evan Rosenthal – “It Doesn’t have to be too late: A novel method of detecting overheating of electrical systems behind walls” and winning 2nd place, Nicole Huning – “The Muffins Will Rise to New Heights.”

9th Grade Division Overall 1st place winner was Aly Knowles, and the 2nd place overall winner was Evan Rosenthal.

The Senior Division (10-12 Grade) Biological Science winners: 1st Place, Andrew Cianciolo with “Color Me Surprised: Investigating UV Blocking Technology Inside Intraocular and Spectacle Lenses” and winning 2nd place, Crystal Chacko – “Role of Lipid Exchange Between Stromal and Epithelial Cells in Pancreatic Cancer.”

Senior Division Physical Science winners: 1st Place, Sarah Palmer – “Optimizing Micro-geometric Bladeless Wind Turbines (5)” and 2nd place, Donald Rolston – “Fusion Reactor Simulator.”

The Senior Division Overall winners were 1st Place, Sarah Palmer, and 2nd Place Crystal Chacko.

All 17 participants advance to the Galveston County Science and Engineering Fair on Feb. 11 and in Houston on Feb. 25.

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