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Massanutten Regional Governor's School Students Excel at Regional Science Fair

MRGS Students Earn Silver Medals at Regional Science Fair
Posted on 03/10/2017
Emma Nicholas, Dana Jones, and Savannah Horton

 

Massanutten Regional Governor’s School Students Excel at
Shenandoah Valley Regional Science Fair

 

The 58th Shenandoah Valley Regional Science Fair was held on Tuesday, March 7th, at James Madison University. There were nearly 100 high school entries in 14 categories. 

 

Three students from the Massanutten Regional Governor’s School were among students who competed in the fair.   Located in Mt. Jackson, VA, the Governor’s School includes students from Page, Shenandoah, and Rockingham Counties, and Harrisonburg City.

Dana Jones (Turner Ashby) and Savannah Horton’s (Broadway) team research project titled Getting WISE: A Search for Active Galactic Nuclei at the North and South Ecliptic Poles was entered in the Physics and Astronomy category. Russell Kohrs, Environmental Science teacher at MRGS, served as the research mentor for this project.

 Dana Jones & Savannah Horton
Dana Jones (left) and Savannah Horton present their
"Search for Active Galactic Nuclei Project" at the
2017 Shenandoah Valley Regional Science Fair. 

 

Dana and Savannah received the U.S. Air Force Certificate of Achievement for an Outstanding Science or Engineering Fair Project. The team received the highest score in Physics and Astronomy and received a silver medal in their category.

Emma Nicholas’ (Turner Ashby) research project titled “How the Use of Organic and Inorganic Substrates Impact Plant Growth in a Hydroponic System” was entered in the Plant Science category.  Kara Bates, Agro-Ecology teacher at MRGS, was Emma’s research mentor.

Emma earned the highest score in Plant Science and received a silver medal in her category.

Emma Nicholas
Emma Nicholas stands beside her science project titled
"Impact of Organic and Inorganic Substrates on the Growth
 of Hydroponic Plant Systems."

 

Please join us in congratulating our students’ achievements at the Science Fair!

Emma Nicholas, Dana Jones, Savannah Horton

From left:  Emma Nicholas, Dana Jones, and Savannah Horton earned silver medals and other recognitions at the 2017 Shenandoah Valley Regional Science Fair.