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Area students win science fair awards

  • Friday, May 2, 2014

Venus DeMello, right, placed third in the elementary division, environmental science category at the SCISA State Science Fair.

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Three Lowcountry Preparatory School students were recognized for their accomplishments during the awards ceremony at the 2014 South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) State Science Fair held in Sumter recently.

Blake Errico placed first in the junior division, physical science category for his project entitled, “You Nailed It!”

Chetna Patel placed second in the junior division, general science category with her project, “Salt Water Shock.”

Venus DeMello placed third in the elementary division, environmental science category with her project, “Aquaponics vs. Soil Garden.”

Ayan Dasgupta and Isabelle Mikell, both of Hammond School in Columbia, tied for the overall

first place award for the senior division. Sophia Burnett of All Saints Episcopal School in Florence won the overall award for the junior division. Connor Martin of St. Anne Catholic School in Sumter won the overall award for the elementary division.

“The state science fair is SCISA’s largest academic competition and the caliber of projects increases each year. This year 173 regional winners from 22 schools submitted more than 130 projects,” said Larry Watt, SCISA executive director. “All of these students are to be commended for their innovative and creative applications of the scientific method.”

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