Our Winners

2017 Winners

 

Senior Grand Award

Award
Student Name
School
Project #
Project Title
$12,000 DWU ScholarshipEmma Heezen & Noah HeezenPlankinton High School2405Artemisia Annua
$12,000 DWU ScholarshipAlexander RodriguezMitchell High School2201Artificial Sugars & Increased Lipid Levels
$12,000 DWU ScholarshipThea PatrickMitchell High School2203Phytoestrogens, Reveratrol & Lycopene and A. Tamefaciens Induced Tumors

Student Observers (2-3 Senior Division Students)

 
Student Name
School
Project #
Project Title
Tate WyniaAvon High School2311The Phosphorus Fate
Derek PeltonAvon High School2311The Phosphorus Fate
Cassie VoigtAvon High School2207What is the Effect of Dicamba Herbicide on Bean Root Growth?

Junior Grand Award (2 Individual Projects)

Award
Student Name
School
Project #
Project Title
$100 Aidan Patrick Mitchell Middle School1211Comparing Wolf Spider DNA Sequences Between SD and Kansas
$100 Kristen NammingaAvon Middle School1120Going Extreme

Junior Grand Award (1 Group Project)

Award
Student Name
School
Project #
Project Title
$100 eachMason Schelske & Payton TobinWessington Springs Middle School1403Does Copper Deficiency Affect Hair Color in Cattle?

Life & Behavioral Sciences – Junior Division

Award
Student Name
School
Project #
Project Name
1st PlaceLincoln ThuryAvon Middle School1214Deep Maize
2nd PlaceAlexa SeesAvon Middle School1213Does Vitamin C Affect the Growth of Plants?
3rd PlaceMakayla KoppAvon Middle School1215What Color of Light Do Crickets Prefer?
Honorable MentionMegan SoukupAvon Middle School1212The Effect of Phosphorus Fertilizer on Wheat Growth
Certificates of Merit Tashina Red HawkLakeview Middle School1201Music Made Me Do It
Katie GretschmannAvon Middle School1216"Ears" to Ya
Trinity White HatLakeview Middle School1203Fear

Life & Behavioral Sciences – Senior Division

Award
Student Name
School
Project #
Project Name
1st Place $2,500 DWU ScholarshipAndrew Weller Mitchell High School2210Greenlighted
2nd Place $1,000 DWU ScholarshipHaley RustMitchell High School2204Effects of E-cigarettes on Mealworm Offspring
3rd Place $750 DWU ScholarshipEvan BlahaAvon High School2202Phase 2: Analyzing the Impact of Mulch on Soil and Tomatoes
Honorable MentionLori WhiteMitchell High School2205A Geno-toxicitiy Analysis of Soil At an Urban Street Winter Snow Deposition
Certificates of MeritCassie VoigtAvon High School2207What is the Effect of Dicamba Herbicide on Bean Root Growth?
Landon PudwillAvon High School2214Baa Baa Black Sheep
Jared MudderAvon High School2213Where the Green Grass Grows
O'Liveyah HabbenAndes Central High School2212Are Your Eyes Playing Tricks on You?
Taylor GrayAndes Central High School2206Now You See It, Now You Don't
Katey WormsbecherAvon High School2209Testing the Impact of Shade Balls on Algae Growth

Physical Science & Engineering – Junior Division

Award
Student Name
School
Project #
Project Name
1st PlacePorter WalzWessington Springs Middle School1113Nitrogen Compressor
2nd PlaceGriffin TobinPlankinton Middle School1107Shock Detector
3rd PlaceJustin FerwerdaAvon Middle School1121How Does Ground Tillage Affect Water Absorption?
Honorable MentionGabrielle FinkPlankinton Middle School1109Solar Evaporation and Clean Water
Certificates of MeritThaddeus AllenLakeview Middle School1104Sour Discovery
Brianna GerlachPlankinton Middle School1106Hard Water
Faithleigh PodzimekWagner Middle School1116Something to do With Horses
Elliott DeanWessington Springs Middle School1114It's Not Rocket Science
Sheridan SmejkalWagner Middle School1117Boo Bubbles
Jessica KocerWagner Middle School1119Floating on Air
Jacob WoernerCorsica-Stickney Middle School1101Ripping Point
Rachael DeJongAvon Middle School1122Is It Really Crystal Clear?

Physical Science & Engineering – Senior Division

Award
Student Name
School
Project #
Project Name
1st Place $2,500 DWU ScholarshipKarli JohnsonAvon High School2103Pitch Perfect
2nd Place $1,000 DWU ScholarshipAlexis Vander WiltMitchell High School2102Memory Modeling
3rd Place $750 DWU ScholarshipArienna SantosAvon High School2106Light it Up!
Honorable MentionJordan DierksMitchell High School2104PVC Instruments
Certificates of MeritNatalie BuckleyMitchell High School2100Mother Nature Approved Materials
Logan BushPlankinton High School2101Child Safety
Jacey GarciaAndes Central High School2105The Impact of Oil

Group Projects – Junior Divison

Award
Student Name
School
Project #
Project Title
1st PlaceBrandon Bosworth & Thomas StangePlankinton Middle School1306How Much Gas Does Your Favorite Beverage Produce?
2nd PlaceBriAnna Linn & Zeraya SellersPlankinton Middle School1402Amazing Algae
3rd PlaceAvery Broughton & Bridget WieczorekCorsica-Stickney Middle School1400Do Plants Grow Better in Soil or Aquaponics?
Honorable MentionAllyson Hamilton & Madalyn KocmichAvon Middle School1312How Does The Composition of Concrete Affect Cure Time?
Certificates of MeritBaily Dykstra & Grace WolbrinkCorsica-Stickney Middle School1300How to Make a Simple Electric Motor
Shad Bosma & Lucas Krogstad & Kayden MuckCorsica-Stickney Middle School1303Tornado in a Box
Tyler Fastnacht & Lane Olinger & Brock StevensWessington Springs Middle School1311Cheaper Than Cheap
MacKenzie Roberts & Michelle SoukupWagner Middle School1404Sweet As Sugar
Keely Bares & Cassie StewartAvon Middle School1405How Does Temperature Affect Mold Growth on Bread?
Reece Loewe & Tiffany PeltonAvon Middle School1407Sink or Swim
Gage Bares & Ashton FrankAvon Middle School1408Sweet Peppers

Group Projects – Senior Division

Award
Student Name
School
Project #
Project Name
1st Place $2,500 DWU ScholarshipMadison Hetland & Hannah HetlandMitchell High School2301Constructing a Solar Graphene-Based Supercapacitor
2nd Place $1,000 DWU ScholarshipOlivia Jurrens & Kacie MudderAvon High School2309Floating Bodies
3rd Place $750 DWU ScholarshipSusie Grabenstein & Malachi HaddonMitchell High School2413The Effects of Herbal Teas on Danio rerio Embryos
Honorable MentionDerek Pleton & Tate WyniaAvon High School2311The Phosphate's Fate
Certificates of MeritJill Bertus & Hanna PowersAvon High School2305Life in the Fast Lane
Chaz James & Jacob MaynardAndes Central High School2314Surviving South Dakota
Jaeson Garcia & Tyler SwansonAndes Central High School2315Solar Scorcher
Chandler Flowers & Noah HaineyWessington Springs High School2320Put a Cork In It
Ethan Lein & Mikayla MeyerChamberlain High School2412Simple Art: Analysis in Therapy

Special Awards

Award
Student Name
School
Project #
Project Title
American Meteorological Society/Siouxland WeatherMINDS, SD AssociationKristen NammingaAvon Middle School1120Going Extreme
American Psychology AssociationTrinity White HatLakeview Middle School1203Fear
ASM Materials Education FoundationBrandon Bosworth & Thomas StangePlankinton Middle School1306Riding on Air
Association For Women GeoscientistsMadison Hetland & Hannah HetlandMitchell High School2301Constructing a Solar Graphene-Based Supercapacitor
Megan SoukupAvon Middle School1212The Effect of Phosphorus Fertilizer on Wheat Growth
Alexa SeesAvon Middle School1213Does Vitamin C Affect the Growth of Plants?
Lori WhiteMitchell High School2205A Geno-toxicity Analysis of Soil at an Urban Street Winter Snow Deposition Site
Arizona State University Walton Sustainability SolutionsKatlyn Briggs & Rebecca GerlachPlankinton High School2307Crop Cam
Natalie BuckleyMitchell High School2100Mother Nature Approved Materials
Avon School Science Award
Senior DivisionThea PatrickMitchell High School2203Phytoestrogens, Resveratrol and Lycopene & A. tumefaciens Induced Tumors
Junior DivisionLincoln ThuryAvon Middle School1214Deep Maize
Best Presenters AwardAvon Middle School
Broadcom MASTERS SSP
Porter WalzWessington Springs Middle School1113Nitrogen Compressor
Griffin Tobin Plankinton Middle School1107Shock Detector
Justin FerwerdaAvon Middle School1121How Does Ground Tillage Affect Water Absorption?
Gabrielle FinkPlankinton Middle School1109Solar Evaporation and Clean Water
Lincoln ThuryAvon Middle School1214Deep Maize
Alexa SeesAvon Middle School1213Does Vitamin C Affect the Growth of Plants?
MaKayla KoppAvon Middle School1215What Color of Light Do Crickets Prefer?
Megan SoukupAvon Middle School1212The Effect of Phosphorus Fertilizer on Wheat Growth
Mason SchelskeWessington Springs Middle School1403Does Copper Deficiency Affect Hair Color in Cattle?
Aidan PatrickMitchell Middle School1211Comparing Wolf Spider DNA Sequences Between SD and Kansas
Kristen NammingaAvon Middle School1120Going Extreme
Brandon BosworthPlankinton Middle School1306Riding on Air
Thomas StangePlankinton Middle School1306Riding on Air
BriAnna LinnPlankinton Middle School1402Amazing Algae
Zeraya SellersPlankinton Middle School1402Amazing Algae
Avery BroughtonCorsica-Stickney Middle School1400Do Plants Grow Better in Soil or in Aquaponics?
Bridget WieczorekCorsica-Stickney Middle School1400Do Plants Grow Better in Soil or in Aquaponics?
Allyson HamiltonAvon Middle School1312How Does the Composition of Concrete Affect Cure Time?
Madalyn KocmichAvon Middle School1312How Does the Composition of Concrete Affect Cure Time?
Dakota Wesleyan University Chemistry, Health, and Other Sciences (CHAOS)Alexander RodriguezMitchell High School2201Relationship Between Artificial Sugars and Increased Lipid Levels
Dakota Wesleyan University, English DepartmentAndrew WellerMitchell High School2210Greenlighted
Dakota Wesleyan University, Mathematics DepartmentMacKenzie JagerAvon High School2208Stop Text, Stop Wrecks!
Dakota Wesleyan University, Nursing DepartmentHaley RustMitchell High School2204Effects of E-cigarettes on Mealworm Offspring
Excellence In Grammar AwardSheridan SmeikalWagner Middle School1117Boo Bubbles
Aiden PatrickMitchell Middle School1211Comparing Wolf Spider DNA Sequences between SD and Kansas
Excellence In Prototype DevelopmentPorter WalzWessington Springs Middle School1113Nitrogen Compressor
GENIUS OlympiadAndrew Weller Mitchell High School2210Greenlighted
Haley RustMitchell High School2204Effects of E-Cigarettes on Mealworm Offspring
Evan BlahaAvon High School2202Phase 2: Analyzing the Impact of Mulch on Soil and Tomatoes
I-SWEEPMadison Hetland & Hannah HetlandMitchell High School2301Constructing a Solar Graphene-Based Capacitor
Intel Excellence In Computer ScienceAlexis Vander WiltMitchell High School2102Memory Modeling
Mitchell High School Science Club
Best Board DesignKristen NammingaAvon Middle School1120Going Extreme
Best Original IdeaBrianna GerlachPlankinton Middle School1106Hard Water
International Society for Optics & Photonics (SPIE)not awarded
Lakeview Veterinary Clinic
Mu Alpha ThetaAlexander RodriguezMitchell High School2201Relationship Between Artificial Sugars and Increased Lipid Levels
NABT (National Association for Biology Teachers)Kathy WormsbecherAvon High School2209Testing the Impact of Shade Balls on Algae Growth
Haley RustMitchell High School2204Effects of E-cigarrettes on Mealworm Offspring
Natalie BuckleyMitchell High School2100Mother Nature Approved Materials
Susie Grabenstein & Malachi HaddonMitchell High School2413The Effects of Herbal Teas on Danio Rerio Embryos
NASA Earth System ScienceEvan BlahaAvon High School2202Phase 2: Analyzing the Impact of Mulch on Soil and Tomatoes
NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmosphere Administration)Kristen NammingaAvon Middle School1120Going Extreme
Ricoh AmericasKatey WormsbecherAvon High School2209Testing the Impact of Shade Balls on Algae Growth
Society For In Vitro BiologyThea PatrickMitchell High School2203Phytoestrogens, Reveratrol, and Lycopene and A. tumefaciens Induced Tumors
SD Academy of Science Amya MerrillKlein Middle School1103Effects of Extreme Temperature on Battery Life
Aidan PatrickMitchell Middle School1211Comparing Wolf Spider DNA Sequences Between SD and Kansas
Lincoln ThuryAvon Middle School1214Deep Maize
Rachael DeJongAvon Middle School1122Is It Really Crystal Clear?
Peyton BrinkPlankinton Middle School1108Creating a Game for the Blind
Kristen NammingaAvon Middle School1120Going Extreme
Tawi Star Comes OutWagner Middle School1210Does Gum Make You Smarter?
Julia GuitierrezWagner Middle School1207Feeding Horses
Sanford PROMISE Award for Biomedical ResearchEmma Heezen & Noah HeezenPlankinton High School2405Artemisia Annua
South Dakota Council of Teachers of MathematicsThea PatrickMitchell High School2203Phytoestrogens, Reveratrol, and Lycopene and A. tumefaciens Induced Tumors
South Dakota Science Teachers AssociationLincoln ThuryAvon Middle School1214Deep Maize
South Dakota Society for Clinical Laboratory ScienceAlexander RodriguezMitchell High School2201Relationship Between Artificial Sugars and Increased Lipid Levels
South Dakota Veterinary Medical AllianceKallen KafkaWagner Middle School1209The Chicken Dance
Thelen Laboratory Research
Senior DivisionAlexander RodriguezMitchell High School2201Relationship Between Artificial Sugars and Increased Lipid Levels
Junior DivisionRachael DeJongAvon Middle School1122Ist It Really Crystal Clear?
United States Air ForceElliott DeanWessington Springs Middle School1114It's Not Rocket Science
Taylor GrayAndes Central High School2206Now You See It, Now You Don't
Jacob MaynardAndes Central High School2314Surviving South Dakota
Chaz JamesAndes Central High School2314Surviving South Dakota
United States Army Recruiting Center
1st PlaceAlexis Vander WiltMitchell High School2102Memory Modeling
2nd PlaceMadison Hetland & Hannah HetlandMitchell High School2301Constructing a Solar Graphene-Based Capacitor
3rd PlaceChaz James & Jacob MaynardAndes Central High School2314Surviving South Dakota
Certificates of MeritBrianna GerlachPlankinton Middle School1106Hard Water
Kacie Mudder & Olivia JurrensAvon High School2309Floating Bodies
Keely Bares & Cassie StewartAvon Middle School1405How Does Temperature Affect Mold Growth of Bread?
Tayler Hertz & Layne LewisPlankinton High School2313Automatic Water Pump
Kennedy Mayclin & Hallie SchmidtPlankinton Middle School1307Turbidity for the Masses
United States Department of The Navy/Marine Corps
Junior DivisionBrianna GerlachPlankinton Middle School1106Hard Water
Junior DivisionElliott DeanWessington Springs Middle School1114It's Not Rocket Science
Junior DivisionAmya MerrillKlein Middle School1103Effects of Extreme Temperature on Battery Life
Senior DivisionMadison HetlandMitchell High School2301Constructing a Solar Graphene-Based Capacitor
Senior DivisionHannah HetlandMitchell High School2301Constructing a Solar Graphene-Based Capacitor
Senior DivisionAndrew Weller Mitchell High School2210Greenlighted
United States Metric Associationnot awarded
Water Environment Federation & BY Water of TaborKatey WormsbecherAvon High School2209Testing the Impact of Shade Balls on Algae Growth
Yale Science & Engineering Association, Inc.Derek Pelton & Tate WyniaAvon High School2311The Phosphate's Fate
SD ESPCoR/Fischer Science Education
1st Place $1,000/$100Avon School
2nd Place $750/$50Mitchell School
3rd Place $500/$25Plankinton School
SD ESPCoR/Fischer Science Education High School Lab Makeover $5,000/$500Andes Central/Kristen Maynard