Our Winners

2016 Winners

 

Senior Grand Award

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Student Name
School
Project #
Project Title
$10,000 DWU ScholarshipThea PatrickMitchell HS2204What's In The Water? Linking Algae To Alzheimer's & Parkinson's
$10,000 DWU ScholarshipMadison Hetland, Hannah HetlandMitchell HS2402House Dust-Growth, Development, And Fat Content In The T. Molitor
$10,000 DWU ScholarshipAlex Rodriguez, Haley RustMitchell HS2404Environmentally Safe Solution To Styrofoam Waste

Student Observers (2-3 Senior Division Students)

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Student Name
School
Project #
Project Title
$2,000 DWU ScholarshipAndrew WellerMitchell HS2102Blinded By Progress: An Investigation Into Light Pollution
$2,000 DWU ScholarshipEvan BlahaAvon HS2209Analyzing The Effectiveness Of Mulch On Tomatoes
$2,000 DWU ScholarshipMax MachAvon HS2109Calculating the Efficiency Of A Water Wheel

Junior Grand Award (2 Individual Projects)

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Student Name
School
Project #
Project Title
$100Mary KellyHomeschool1214Hide & Seek: Do Horses Use Communicative, Behavioral, or Causal Clues?
$100Kristen NammingaAvon MS1109Weird Weather

Junior Grand Award (1 Group Project)

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Student Name
School
Project #
Project Title
$100 eachKeely Bares, Megan SoukupAvon MS1408Light It Up!

Life & Behavioral Sciences – Junior Division

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Student Name
School
Project #
Project Title
1st PlaceAidan PatrickMitchell MS1208Extracting DNA For PCR
2nd PlaceBrandon VanZeeDakota Christian1201Glucose In Foods
3rd PlaceTrinity White HatLakeview MS1206The Effect Of Oil On Aquatic Plants
Honorable MentionLandon PudwillAvon MS1215Testing The Effectiveness Of Nitrogen On Corn
Certificates of MeritRachel JohnsonMitchell MS1209How Do Plants React To Caffeine?
Aireanna SantosAvon MS1216How Your Senses Affect Taste?
Cassie VoigtAvon MS1218Estimating The Accuracy Of The Capture-Recapture Method
Simon FreierWagner MS1213Plant Boot Camp

Life & Behavioral Sciences – Senior Division

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Student Name
School
Project #
Project Title
1st Place $2,000 DWU ScholarshipCarly SparksArmour HS2218Genetically Engineering DNA Plasmids
2nd Place $750 DWU ScholarshipRachel BlahaAvon HS2215What Effect Do Chelated Minerals Have On Lamb Performance?
3rd Place $500 DWU ScholarshipEvan BlahaAvon HS2209Analyzing the Effectiveness Of Mulch On Tomatoes
Honorable MentionHannah VanGerpenAvon HS2212The Effect of Treflan Rates on Alfalfa Production
Certificates of MeritLori WhiteMitchell HS2205Assessing The Effects Of Dietary Salts with Brine Shrimp
Olivia JurrensAvon HS2207Color My World
Callie BerndtAvon HS2208The Effectiveness Of Corn Gluten On Seed Germination
Winter NealAndes Central HS2200Does Culture Affect The Way We Learn?
Courtney StewartAvon HS2213Factors That Affect the Spread Of West Nile Virus
Isaac KolousekWessington Springs HS2217Can It Grow?
Madison PriceMitchell HS2203Giving OTC Medications to Plants
Ashton MednanskyAvon HS2214The Effect Of Lawn Herbicides On Aquatic And Terrestrial Worms

Physical Science & Engineering – Junior Division

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Student Name
School
Project #
Project Title
1st PlaceSlayton Vander WalCorsica Stickney MS1113Catapult Ammo
2nd PlaceTrent RaysbyAvon MS1110Testing The Efficiency Of Hydraulics
3rd PlaceGracie CzmowskiMitchell MS1104The Day All Eggs Would Dye
Honorable MentionRose EitemillerWagner MS1106H2O Bike
Certificates of MeritFaith PodzimekWagner MS1105Comet's New Home
Aidan Black BearLittleburg MS1112Infinity Mirror
Trever BarteltCorsica Stickney MS1114Thar She Blows
Arvish BhinderKlein MS1101Thermal Energy Transfer

Physical Science & Engineering – Senior Division

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Student Name
School
Project #
Project Title
1st Place $2,000 DWU ScholarshipAlexandra GoldammerMitchell HS2104Bio-remediation Of Algal Blooms With Agricultural
2nd Place $750 DWU ScholarshipKylee GuindonPlankinton HS2107The Natural Pool Heater And Filtering Pump System
3rd Place $500 DWU ScholarshipSammantha SchryversAvon HS2108Ambient Air Temperature And Efficiency Of A Refrigerator
Honorable MentionJason DeJongAvon HS2110Get The Lead Out
Certificates of MeritJordan HinesWessington Springs HS2111Stalk Stoppers
Jacob StuderMitchell HS2103Environmental Impacts Comparison- Gas Vs. Diesel
Andrew WellerMitchell HS2102Blinded By Progress: An Investigation Into Light Pollution

Group Projects – Junior Divison

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Student Name
School
Project #
Project Name
1st PlaceIla Blaha, MacKenzie JagerAvon MS1409Pollinator Patterns
2nd PlaceGage Bares, Ashton FrankAvon MS1307Do You Know How Much Sugar You Are Drinking?
3rd PlaceKory DeJong, Carter FillausAvon MS1306Are You Losing At The Pump?
Honorable MentionKatlyn Briggs, Rebecca GerlachPlankinton MS1305Drought Buster
Certificates of MeritBrandon Bosworth, Thomas StrangePlankinton MS1302Bombs Away
Tyler Fastnacht, Lane Olinger, Brock StevensWessington Springs MS1310Faster Than Flash
Caitlyn Boyd, Sydni BurnetteLakeview MS1403Soil Nutrients And Plant Growth
Emily Harms, Katey WormsbecherAvon MS1404Germinating With Gases
Callie Frei, Kayli KocerWagner MS1405Hand Sanitizer Test
Brady Andersen, Seth BultsmaPlankinton MS1406Fear Factor

Group Projects – Senior Division

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Student Name
School
Project #
Project Title
1st Place $2,000 DWU Scholarship each1st Place $2,000 DWU Scholarship eachMitchell HS2406Effects Of Organic Teas On Zebra Fish Development
2nd Place $750 DWU Scholarship eachCourtney Buchholz, Karisa MarkelAvon HS2314Calculating The Minimum Setback Distance For Ice Shed From Wind
3rd Place $500 DWU Scholarship eachChloe Van Gerpen, Lea WormsbecherAvon HS2312Analyzing The Effectiveness Of Shade Balls On Evaporation
Honorable MentionHeidi Cap, Brianna VoigtAvon HS2411Face To Face
Certificates of MeritDelilah Brinker, Leah DiPippoMitchell HS2303What Acne Medication Can Really Zap That Zit?
John Kopp, Lexi OlsonAvon HS2315Lighten Up
Clayton Dornbusch, Coy Fastnact, Logan WolterWessington Springs HS2316Picnic Wheeler
Hayden Haak, Tristan NilesPlankinton HS2310Lawn Mower Skid Loader

Special Awards

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Student Name
School
Project #
Project Title
American Meteorological Society/Siouxland WeatherMINDS, SD AssociationKristen NammingaAvon MS1109Weird Weather
Karisa Markel & Courtney BuchholzAvon HS2314Calculating The Minimum Setback Distance For Ice Shed From Wind Mills
American Psychology AssociationTyler KoppAvon HS2210Think Fast
Andromeda Award--American Assoc. of University WomenAmya MerrillKlein MS1102Homemade Barometer
Kristin NammingaAvon MS1109Weird Weather
Taylor NelsonWessington Springs MS1308Star Trails
Chelsey SchaferWessington Springs MS1308Star Trails
ASM Materials Education FoundationEvan BlahaAvon HS2209Analyzing the Effectiveness Of Mulch On Tomatoes
Association For Women Geoscientistsnone given
Arizona State University Walton Sustainability SolutionsChloe VanGerpen, Lea WormsbecherAvon HS2312Analyzing The Effectiveness Of Shade Balls On Evaporation
Alex Rodriguez, Haley RustMitchell HS2404Environmentally Safe Solution To Styrofoam Waste
Avon School Science Award
Senior DivisionAndrew WellerMitchell HS2102Blinded By Progress: An Investigation Into Light Pollution
Junior DivisionKristen NammingaAvon MS1109Weird Weather
Best Presenters AwardAvon School
Broadcom MASTERS SSPSlayton Vander WalCorsica Stickney MS1113Catapult Ammo
Trent RaysbyAvon MS1110Testing The Efficiency Of Hydraulics
Gracie CzmowskiMitchell MS1104The Day All Eggs Would Dye
Rose EitemillerWagner MS1106H2O Bike
Aidan PatrickMitchell MS1208Extracting DNA For PCR
Brandon VanZeeDakota Christian MS1201Glucose In Foods
Trinity White HatLakeview MS1206The Effect Of Oil On Aquatic Plants
Landon PudwillAvon MS1215Testing The Effectiveness Of Nitrogen On Corn
Ila BlahaAvon MS1409Pollinator Patterns
MacKenzie JagerAvon MS1409Pollinator Patterns
Gage BaresAvon MS1307Do You Know How Much Sugar You Are Drinking?
Ashton FrankAvon MS1307Do You Know How Much Sugar You Are Drinking?
Kory DejongAvon MS1306Are You Losing At The Pump?
Carter FillausAvon MS1306Are You Losing At The Pump?
Katlyn BriggsPlankinton MS1305Drought Buster
Rebecca GerlachPlankinton MS1305Drought Buster
Dakota Wesleyan University Chemistry, Health, and Other Sciences (CHAOS)Alexandra GoldammerMitchell HS2104Bio-remediation of Algal Blooms with Agricultural
Dakota Wesleyan University, English DepartmentMary KellyHomeschool1214Hide & Seek: Do Horses Use Communicative, Behavioral, or Causal Clues?
Dakota Wesleyan University, Mathematics DepartmentNatalie BuckleyMitchell HS2101Through The Science Glass
Dakota Wesleyan University, Nursing DepartmentThea PatrickMitchell MS2204What's In the Water? Linking Algae to Alzheimers & Parkinson's
Excellence In Grammar AwardMary KellyHomeschool1214Hide & Seek: Do Horses Use Communicative, Behavioral, or Causal Clues?
Cassie VoigtAvon MS1218Estimating the Accuracy of the Capture-Recapture Method
Gracie CzmowskiMitchell MS1104The Day All Eggs Dyed
Trent RaysbyAvon MS1110Testing The Efficiency of Hydraulics
Excellence In Prototype DevelopmentKylee GuindonPlankinton HS2107The Natural Pool Heater And Filtering Pump System
GENIUS OlympiadAlexandra GoldammerMitchell HS2104Bio-remediation of Algal Blooms with Agricultural
I-SWEEPEvan BlahaAvon HS2209Analyzing The Effectiveness Of Mulch On Tomatoes
Intel Excellence In Computer ScienceMason JensenCorsica Stickney HS2113Building A PC
Mitchell High School Science Club
Best Board DesignChelsey Schafer; Taylor NelsonWessington Springs MS1308Star Trails
Best Original IdeaRose Eite MillerWagner MS1106H2O Bike
International Society for Optics & Photonics (SPIE)Natalie BuckleyMitchell HS2101Through The Science Glass
Lakeview Veterinary ClinicAidan PatrickMitchell MS1208Extracting DNA For PCR
Mu Alpha ThetaCourtney Buchholz, Karisa MarkelAvon HS2314Calculating The Minimum Setback Distance For Ice Shed From Wind Mills
NABT (National Association for Biology Teachers)Susan Grabenstein & Malachi HaddonMitchell HS2406Effects Of Organic Teas On Zebra Fish Development
NASA Eath System ScienceKristen NammingaAvon MS1109Weird Weather
NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmosphere Administration)Trinity White HatLakeview MS1206The Effect Of Oil On Aquatic Plants
Ricoh AmericasNo eligible projects
Society For In Vitro BiologyNo eligible projects
SD Academy of Science Kristen NammingaAvon MS1109Weird Weather
Trent RaysbyAvon MS1110Testing The Efficiency Of Hydraulics
Isabel PheiferDakota Christian MS1205Power of the Food
Mary KellyHomeschool1214Hide & Seek: Do Horses Use Communicative, Behavioral, or Causal Clues?
Landon PudwillAvon MS1215Testing the Effects of Nitrogen On Corn
Cassie StewartAvon MS1217You Can't Touch This
Cassie VoigtAvon MS1218Estimating the Accuracy of the Capture-Recapture Method
Rachel JohnsonMitchell MS1209How Do Plants React To Caffeine?
Sanford PROMISE Award for Biomedical ResearchThea PatrickMitchell HS2204What's In The Water? Linking Algae To Alzheimer's & Parkinson's
South Dakota Council of Teachers of MathematicsHannah Van GerpenAvon HS2212The Effect of Treflan Rate On Alfalfa Production
South Dakota Science Teachers AssociationBrandon Van ZeeDakota Christian MS1201Glucose In Foods
South Dakota Society for Clinical Laboratory ScienceCarly SparksArmour HS2218Genetically Engineering DNA Plasmids
South Dakota Veterinary Medical AllianceRachel BlahaAvon MS2215What Effect Do Chelated minerals Have On Lamb Performance?
Thelen Laboratory Research
Senior DivisionCarly SparksArmour HS2218Genetically Engineering DNA Plasmids
Junior DivisionAidan PatrickMitchell MS1208Extracting DNA For PCR
United States Air ForceAndrew WellerMitchell HS2102Blinded By Progress: An Investigation Into Light Pollution
Jacob StuderMitchell HS2103Environmental Impacts Comparison- Gas Vs. Diesel
Courtney BuchholzAvon HS2314Calculating The Minimum Setback Distance For Ice Shed From Wind Mills
Karisa MarkelAvon HS2314Calculating The Minimum Setback Distance For Ice Shed From Wind Mills
United States Army Recruiting Center
1st PlaceJacob StuderMitchell HS2103Environmental Impacts Comparison- Gas Vs. Diesel
2nd PlaceKylee GuindonPlankinton HS2107The Natural Pool Heater And Filtering Pump System
3rd PlaceAndrew WellerMitchell HS2102Blinded By Progress: An Investigation Into Light Pollution
Certificates of MeritCourtney Buchholz, Karisa MarkelAvon HS2314Calculating The Minimum Setback Distance For Ice Shed From Wind Mills
Dylan Barrett, Oscar TuilPlankinton MS1304Search And Rescue Robots
United States Department of The Navy/Marine Corps
Junior DivisionAidan PatrickMitchell MS1208Extracting DNA For PCR
Junior DivisionTrent RaysbyAvon MS1110Testing The Efficiency Of Hydraulics
Junior DivisionMary KellyHomeschool1214Hide & Seek: Do Horses Use Communicative, Behavioral, or Causal Clues?
Senior DivisionKylee GuindonPlankinton HS2107The Natural Pool Heater And Filtering Pump System
Senior DivisionCarly SparksArmour HS2218Genetically Engineering DNA Plasmids
Senior DivisionAlexandra GoldammerMitchell HS2104Bio-remediation of Algal Blooms with Agricultural
United States Metric AssociationAlexandra GoldammerMitchell HS2104Bio-remediation of Algal Blooms with Agricultural
Water Environment Federation & BY Water of TaborThea PatrickMitchell HS2204What's In The Water? Linking Algae To Alzheimer's & Parkinson's
Alexandra GoldammerMitchell HS2104Bio-remediation of Algal Blooms with Agricultural
Jason DeJongAvon HS2110Get The Lead Out
Yale Science & Engineering Association, Inc.Alex Rodriguez, Haley RustMitchell HS2404Environmentally Safe Solution To Styrofoam Waste
SD ESPCoR/Fischer Science Education
1st Place $1,000/$500Thea PatrickMitchell HS2204What's In The Water? Linking Algae To Alzheimer's & Parkinson's
2nd Place $750/$250Andrew WellerMitchell HS2102Blinded By Progress: An Investigation Into Light Pollution
3rd Place $500/$100Mary KellyHomeschool1214Hide & Seek: Do Horses Use Communicative, Behavioral, or Causal Clues?
SD ESPCoR/Fischer Science Education High School Lab Makeover $5,000/$1,000Wessington Springs