Students receive awards for FHSU Regional Science and Engineering Fair


Nikka Vuong

Students awarded received a medal and certificate. Science fair awards were announced on Feb 28.

Fort Hays State University Regional Science and Engineering Fair gave the opportunity to students to submit their science project into the fair.

On Feb. 23 students presented their projects to judges at FHSU and on Feb. 28 awards were announced in the lecture hall during seminar.

Students that receive gold are qualified for who Kansas State Science and Engineering Fair in Wichita at the Cessna activity center.

Sophomore Callie Raacke placed first overall and received gold. Students that also received gold are freshmen Aleyia Ruder, Ashlynn Flax, Caroline Robben, Kamree Leiker, Landri Dotts and Mindi Veach.

“The main reason my partner and I participate in the science fair was the extra credit opportunity,” freshman Mindi Veach said. “We did not think that our project would go any further.”

Science teacher Cheryl Shepherd-Adams said gold medalist winners have the choice to improve their project for state competition.

Students who were silver medalist are freshmen Ashton Hernandez, Brooklyn Lewallen, Jersey Johnson, Kelly Parr, Morgan Shorb and Wesley Oakley. Bronze medalists are freshmen Carson Kieffer and Garrett Wellbrock.

“The students who do it are amazing,” Shepherd-Adams said. “They’re typically the ones who go above and beyond.”