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Dunbar Pair Earns High Honors in 2014’s State Science Fair

Fayette Public Schools 01 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (4/8/14) — A pair of Paul Laurence Dunbar High students paced FCPS among the top award winners in the 2014 Kentucky Science & Engineering Fair.

Caroline Bush and Samuel Wycoff took second and third place, respectively, in the Life Sciences “Best of Fair” group.

Students in grades 5-12 from across the state competed March 29 at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, with the winners and runners-up in all categories receiving ribbons and monetary awards. Following are FCPS results in the high school and middle school divisions.

First-place honorees

  • Animal Sciences: Samuel Wycoff, Dunbar High

  • Chemistry: Nelson Ng, Dunbar High

  • Energy and Transportation: Shankar Miller-Murthy, Dunbar High

  • Environmental Sciences: David Ma, Winburn Middle

  • Microbiology: Monisha Rekhraj, Dunbar High

  • Physics and Astronomy: Vincent Cao, Dunbar High

  • Plant Sciences: Caroline Bush, Dunbar High

Runners-up

  • Behavioral and Social Sciences: Xiaowan Chu, Dunbar High

  • Chemistry: Eric Xiong, Dunbar High

  • Earth Science: Isabella Squire, Sandersville Elementary

  • Energy and Transportation: Caroline O’Neill, E.J. Hayes Middle

  • Engineering (Materials & Bioengineering): Dylan Rowe, Dunbar High

  • Engineering (Materials & Bioengineering): Suhas Medam, Beaumont Middle

  • Mathematical Sciences: Dimitri Leggas, Lafayette High

  • Mathematical Sciences: David Vulakh, Tates Creek Middle

  • Medicine and Health Sciences: Karla Ladino, Dunbar High

  • Physics and Astronomy: Brenna Wallin, Lexington Traditional Magnet School

Other awards

  • Army Engineering: Amanda Wallin, Lafayette High

  • Army Math-Computer Science: Iven Yang, Dunbar High

  • Air Force Middle School: Caroline O'Neill, Edythe J. Hayes Middle

  • Association for Women Geoscientists – Earth & Planetary Science: Isabella Squire, Sandersville Elementary

  • American Meteorological Society – Environmental Management: Rachel Seevers, Beaumont Middle

  • ASM International Foundation’s Most Outstanding Exhibit in Materials Science – Life Science

  • Engineering: Materials & Bioengineering: Amanda Wallin, Lafayette High

  • Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Award – Mathematical Sciences: Dimitri Leggas, Lafayette High

  • U.S. Metric Association – Engineering: Materials & Bioengineering: Daniel Ma, Dunbar High
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