State Science and Engineering Fair results
The 58th annual State Science and Engineering Fair awards ceremony took place March 28 at the Lakeland Civic Center. More than 857 student finalists from 37 regional science and engineering fairs participated.
Twenty of 24 Hernando County students received some type of award. Challenger K-8 School of Science and Mathematics teacher Colleen Doulk is the Hernando County secondary science fair coordinator.
Second place: Holden Jung, Challenger K-8, environmental category.
Third place: William Marquis, Challenger K-8, earth/space; Heather Jacob, Methodist School Center, physics; Addison Hilyard, Central High, zoology.
Fourth place: Ivey Whitaker, Parrott Middle, behavioral; Brett Maharaj, Challenger K-8, botany; Emily Carr, Quest Academy, environmental; Ammar S. Ali, Challenger K-8, medicine/health.
Fifth place: Jordan Ranfone, Challenger K-8, chemistry; Sidney Dill, Challenger K-8, medicine/health; Carl Boutin, Challenger K-8, physics.
Sixth place: Alex Haley, J.D. Floyd K-8, environmental; Eduardo Davila Garcia, Challenger K-8, medicine/health; Katie Sinsko, Challenger K-8, medicine/health; Olivia Guerin, Challenger K-8, medicine/health; Bailey Brannan, Weeki Wachee High, behavioral; Delaney Ahrens, Hernando High, medicine/health; Allyson Fielder, Springstead High, physics.
Emily Carr, Quest Academy, $100; Nate Toler, Challenger K-8, $75; Brett Maharaj, Challenger K-8, $50; Charles Buckner, Challenger K-8, naval medallion and certificate; Delaney Ahrens, Hernando High, National Youth Science Camp Award; Bailey Brannan, Weeki Wachee, $75.