The 9th Annual Mount Washington Valley Regional Science and Technology Fair was a resounding success. Over 300 students participated this year from schools all over the region. 90 volunteer judges spent the day interviewing students and deliberating on the projects.

Gino and Mower decided to go down to the Fair and talk with some of the Kennett Middle School Students about their projects. Below is audio from those interviews.

Noah – “Liquids vs Ice Cubes”

Raven – “Moral Dilemma”

Renee – “Elasticity – Light vs. Dark”

Skylar and Nadia – “We Scream for Ice Cream”

Kaitlin and Gladys – “Preservatives That Keep Apples Fresh”

Hannah – “Hairlympics”

Cole – “Just Chillin”

Taylor – “Robotics”

Matt – “Alka Seltzer Temperatures”


“Boiling Water Times”

Thank you so much to all the students who agreed to talk with us and congratulations to all the winners. Below is the full Winner’s List.

And the Winners are…

High School

First Place and $500 – Mathew and Ryan Ballou from Kennett High School – “The Effectiveness of a Photovoltaic Heliotracker”
conway-sci-fair(Courtesy Photo – Mathew and Ryan Ballou)

Second Place and $250-
Chase Lee from Kennett High School – “Modeling Snow Drift Accumulation to Determine Snow Fence Performance”
Third Place and $100 – Foster Piotrow and Aidan Hagerty from Kennett High School – “Exposure to Antibiotics”
Mount Washington Observatory Emergening Science Award –

Jack Thompson and Will Synnott from Kennett High School – “Reaction to Nails with Protective Coating in Copper Chloride”
NE Institute of Food Science Award
Madison Brown – Kennett High School – “Mealworm Polystyrene Consumption in the Presence of Alternate Food Sources”

Middle School

First Place and $500 – Josie Phaneuf from Kennett Middle School – “Digital or Paper, Which Reads Faster?”
conway-sci-fair2(Courtesy Photo – Josie Phaneuf)


Second Place and $250 – Eva Drummond from Kennett Middle School – “Foul Fumes”
Third Place and $100 – Samantha Carus from Molly Ockett Middle School – “Effects of Pollution on Trees”
Mount Washington Observatory Emerging Science Award
Trevor Sylvester from the Waldorf School – “Magnetic Acceleration”

NE Institute of Food Science Award:
Nat Barber from Josiah Bartlett Middle School – “Maple Madness”

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