Three freshman from South Lakes High School won first place awards at the Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair at Robinson High School last weekend. They will move on to the Virginia State Science Fair in Lexington April 8-9.
Winners included Ghaaliyah Brown (The Effect of Garlic Juice on the Growth Rate of Oral Bacteria); Rachel Taylor (The Effect of Roadside Pollutants on Plant Growth); and Alessandra Mandala-Kol (The Effect of Type of Compost on the Health of Kidney Bean Plant).
South Lakes sent 20 students to the fair, which featured more than 400 county students. All the SLHS students’ projects were place winners.
Honorable Mentions: Ilana Levy and Alex Loukili.
Third Place: Soemi Photavath, Anna Prater, Rachel Kessler, Anika Kumar, Sanika Lawate, Michael Gmarnik, Phillip Bladen, Lina Modjarrad; and the team of Daniel Sprague and Caroline Kulczycky.
Second Place: Stephanie Williams, Gwyneth Pudner, Aravindan Balaguru, Michelle Whitlock; team of Jacob Mamros, Max Peters, and Ashton Reinhold; team of Samuel Wirth and Charles Zawacki.
For complete FCPS Regional Science Fair information, visit FCPS’ website.