Posted: Friday, April 24, 2015

Greenville County Schools Elementary Science Fair Winners

Roper Mountain Science Center has awarded the Grand Prize of the Elementary Science Fair to Maurena Supra, a fifth grader at Oakview Elementary School. Roper Mountain Science Center has awarded the Grand Prize of the Elementary Science Fair to Maurena Supra, a fifth grader at Oakview Elementary School. As Grand Prize winner, Maurena received a certificate, trophy and prize bag, along with a giant cookie to share with her classmates to celebrate her accomplishment. Oakview Elementary received a trophy in honor of Maurena’s award. Maurena also won First Place in the 5th Grade Individual Project Competition and Fourth Place in the 5th Grade Individual Oral Competition.

Winning projects are selected at their schools then move on to compete at the county-wide competition. This year, 29 schools submitted 61 projects in grades 3 through 5. All students receive a gold, silver or bronze certificate in honor of their achievement. Projects are scored on a rubric by teachers and Roper Mountain Science Center staff.

A complete list of award winners is available on the Roper Mountain Science Center website at www.ropermountain.org.

Grade 3 Classroom Teams

  • First Place -Ms. Boyer’s Class
    Mauldin Elementary - “Mighty Magnets”
  • Second Place - Ms. Tighes’s Class
    Monarch Elementary - “Insulation Innovations”
  • Third Place - Ms. Smeaton’s Class
    Taylors Elementary - “What’s Poppin’”
  • Fourth Place - Ms. Richter’s Class
    Bethel Elementary - “The Toughest TP”

Grade 4 Student Teams

  • First Place Skyland Elementary, “Low or High? How Far Will It Fly?”
    Kenna Bunnell & Anna Shaw, Teacher: Ron Gunter
  • Second Place Monarch Elementary, “Cleaning Up Oil Spills”
    Lathika Chaluvadi & Neh Vallabhaneni,
    Teachers: Keeley Crowley & Teresa Swiger
  • Third Place Taylors Elementary, “Will It Go the Distance?”
    McKenna Pry & Adaline McCormack, Teacher: Scot Beckett
  • Fourth Place Alexander Elementary “Cool Soda”
    Ruben Galvan Maldonado, Isabel Mendoza, Blake Brown & Mirna Velasquez, Teacher: Kelly Day

Grade 5 Student Teams

  • First Place Fork Shoals Elementary, “Disappearing Paper”
    Annaleisa Wile & Kendra Lunsford, Teacher: Heather Steading
  • Second Place Bethel Elementary, “Popcorn Project”
    Matthew Barker & Luke Barker, Teachers: Barbara Key & Jessica Acor
  • Third Place Woodland Elementary, “Cray Cray for Crayons”
    Caroline Parker, Anna Cress Grisham, Anna Ewing & Devin Lee Brewster
    Teacher: Bakita Knebel
  • Fourth Place Westcliffe Elementary , “Towel Clean Up”
    Shianne Roberts, Bryce McCarson & Jessica Cruz, Teacher: Robbin Surfus

Grade 5 Individuals – Oral Competition

  • First Place Elise Coffey, “Against the Fizz of Time”
    Bethel Elementary, Teacher: Linda Manley
  • Second Place Andy Collins, “Color-Scent”
    Paris Elementary, Teacher: Marsha Braga
  • Third Place Isabelle Crews, “Swimming Can Be A Real Drag”
    Stone Academy, Teacher: Sharon Gilstrap
  • Fourth Place Maurena Supra, “Bacteria, Bacteria, Where Are You?”
    Oakview Elementary, Teacher: Katie Windsor

Grade 5 Individuals – Project Competition

  • First Place Maurena Supra, “Bacteria, Bacteria, Where Are You?”
    Oakview Elementary, Teacher: Katie Windsor
  • Second Place Timothy Trowbridge, “The Race Showcase”
    Greenbrier Elementary, Teacher: Cassie Parker
  • Third Place Christian Tweed, “Golfing With the Right Ball”
    Rudolph Gordon Elementary, Teacher: Anna Coones
  • Fourth Place McLain Brown, “The Great Debate”
    Pelham Road Elementary, Teacher: Lezlie Peck
  • Honorable Mention Jack Kerrigan, “Five Second Rule”
    Brushy Creek Elementary, Teacher: Vicki Lewis
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