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Winners show flair at Science and Engineering Fair

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The annual Hernando County Science and Engineering Fair took place Feb. 5 at the Hernando County Fairgrounds in Brooksville. One hundred eleven private and public school students took part. Winners included:

Senior division

Biochemistry: first place, Kaycee Steinman, Hernando High; second place, Victoria Adesso, Weeki Wachee High

Botany: first place, Asra Sami, Springstead High

Behavioral science: first place, Tully Goldrick, Springstead High; second place, Rachel Bedard, Springstead High; third place, Jerry Lee, Springstead High

Computer: second place, Henry Deslaurier, Springstead High

Environmental: first place, Cole Kolasa, Hernando High; second place, Taylor Rejsek, Nature Coast Technical High; third place, Rebecca Laing, Hernando High

Engineering: first place, Zachary Dill, Hernando High; second place, Raquel Libell, Springstead High

Medicine health: first place, Vasu Malhotra, Springstead High; second place, Lane Whitaker, Hernando High

Microbiology: first place, Basima Ali, Springstead High; second place, Ashley Escoffery, Springstead High

Physics: first place, Frank Schooley, Weeki Wachee High; second place, Elijah Preuss, Springstead High; third place, Dale Turnball, Springstead High

Zoology: first place, Addison Hilyard, Central High; second place, Raleigh Forbell, Springstead High; third place, Kyle Keefer, Weeki Wachee High

Junior division

Botany: first place, Thamid Ahmed, Challenger K-8; second place, Alexis Thompson, Challenger K-8; third place, Mackenzie McKinnon, Powell Middle

Behavioral science: first place, Chad Kimble, Challenger K-8, second place, D. Vaughn Sykora, Powell Middle; third place, Ivey Whitaker, Parrott Middle

Chemistry: first place, Carl Boutin, Challenger K-8; second place, Kyler O'Leske, Challenger K-8; third place, MacKenzie Mitchell, Parrott Middle

Earth space: first place, Kareem Zuhdi, Challenger K-8, second place, Alyssa Sullivan, Challenger K-8; third place, Kaitlyn Kiekintveld, Hernando Christian Academy.

Environmental: first place, Emily Carr, Challenger K-8; second place, Roger Sniffen, Challenger K-8; third place, Katherine Conrad, Winding Waters K-8

Engineering: first place, Nicholas Petters, Hernando Christian Academy; second place, Ashley Doers, Powell Middle; third place, William An, Powell Middle

Medicine/health: first place, Katie Sinsko, Challenger K-8; second place, Olivia Guerin, Challenger K-8; third place, Ammar Ali, Challenger K-8

Microbiology: first place, Maude Boutin, Challenger K-8; second place, Caleb Adams, Methodist School Center; third place, Ashley Gannon, Challenger K-8

Physics: first place, Grace Andress, Challenger K-8; second place, Makenna Messaris, Challenger K-8; third place (tie), Alison Pager, Parrott Middle, and Siena Cook, Challenge K-8

Zoology: first place, Nathaniel Toler, Challenger K-8; second place, Jordyn Ranfone, Challenger K-8; third place, Ashley DeRosa, Winding Waters K-8

Headed to State Science Fair

Students who will represent Hernando County at the State Science Fair in Lakeland, April 8 to 10, include:

Senior division

Springstead High: Vasu Malhotra, Basima Ali, Tully Goldrick, Asra Sami, Elijah Preuss and Raleigh Forbell

Nature Coast Technical High: Taylor Rejsek

Central High: Addison Hilyard

Hernando High: Zachary Dill, Lane Whitaker, Cole Kolasa and Rebecca Laing

Weeki Wachee High: Frank Schooley and Kyle Keefer

Junior division

Challenger K-8/Quest Academy: Olivia Guerin, Katie Sinsko, Ammar Ali, Carl Boutin, Maude Boutin, Kyler O'Leske, Kareem Zuhdi, Roger Sniffen, Grace Andress, Nathanial Toler, Jordyn Ranfone, Emily Carr and McKenna Messaris

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