Pinedale sends 21 students to state science competition

Holly Dabb photo Judge Mike Gregory critiques a student’s project during the Pinedale Middle School Science Fair. Of the 51 students attending regional competition in Rock Springs, 21 will go on to represent the school at state.

Pinedale Middle School

student Nicolas Smith-Cuprill won Best Project

at the regional Science Fair and will go

on to the State Science Fair scheduled at the

University of Wyoming March 3 through

March 5.

Students presented their original science

research and engineering designs Jan. 24 at

the regional science fair at Western Wyoming

Community College in Rock Springs. Student

projects were judged according to criteria set

in research design, testing, data collection,

originality and communication of evidence.

Of the 51 students attending regionals from

Pinedale, 21 finished in the top-three of their

categories to go on to state.

Smith-Cuprill won a two-year scholarship

to Western Wyoming Community College

and $500 for the Pinedale Middle School Science


Special Young Professionals Awards of

$100 were given to Daniel Orders, Molly

Murphy and the team of Sara Kunard and

Mandy Majhanovich.

Those going on to state include:

• Animal science, first place, Kemmer


• Behavioral science, first place, Seren

Noble; second place, Jill Warembourg and

Erin Fogerty; and third place, Chase Dorrity.

• Biomedical and health, second place,

Murphy; and third place, Bill and Graham


• Chemistry, first place, Ally Moller; and

second place, Kunard and Majhanovich.

• Biochemistry, first place, Anna Lehr; second

place, Brooklyn Maxam; and third place,

Mekiah Strom.

• Earth and environmental science, first

place, Smith-Cuprill; and second place, Reagan


• Mathematics, second place, Maddox


• Physics and astronomy, third place,

Dodge Normington.

• Microbiology, first place, Haylen Sandner

and Mikayla Drake.

• Engineering and materials science, second

place, Ceili Fallon; and third place, Noah



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