Our Winners

2018 Winners

 

Senior Grand Award

Award
Student Name
School
Project #
Project Title
$12,000 DWU ScholarshipMadison HetlandMitchell High School2106Constructing a Solar Graphene-Based Supercapacitor Phase II
$12,000 DWU ScholarshipThea PatrickMitchell High School2209The Plausibility of Using Plant Based Extracts as Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors
$12,000 DWU ScholarshipMallory BohrPlankinton High School2110Universal GPS Watch

Student Observers (2-3 Senior Division Students)

Award
Student Name
School
Project #
Project Title
Chaz JamesAndes Central High School2300Surviving South Dakota 2
Jacob MaynardAndes Central High School2300Surviving South Dakota 2
Cassie VoigtAvon High School2206What is the Effect of Dicamba Herbicide on Soybean Growth?

Junior Grand Award (2 Individual Projects)

Award
Student Name
School
Project #
Project Name
$100 Lincoln ThuryAvon Middle School1205The Effects of Seed Spacing on Corn Yields
$100 Reese LoeweAvon Middle School1102How El Nino and La Nina Effect Tornados in South Dakota

Junior Grand Award (1 Group Project)

Award
Student Name
School
Project #
Project Name
$100 eachMadilyn Mudder & Gracie SmallAvon Middle School1406Are Fingerprints Inherited?

Life & Behavioral Sciences – Junior Division

Award
Student Name
School
Project #
Project Name
1st PlaceSamantha BrodeenAvon Middle School1206Practical Methods to Reduce the Spread of Zebra Mussels
2nd PlaceAidan PatrickMitchell Middle School1209Exposing Yeast Colonies to Ultraviolet Light
3rd PlaceMakayla KoppAvon Middle School1202What Color of LED Lights Will Make Plants Grow Faster and Bigger?
Honorable MentionReese PowersAvon Middle School1203Does Essential Oil Kill Mold?
Certificates of MeritSarah SwierAvon Middle School1207How Much Water is in Certain Fruits?
Justin FerwerdaAvon Middle School1204Cold Hard Crops

Life & Behavioral Sciences – Senior Division

Award
Student Name
School
Project #
Project Name
1st Place $2,500 DWU ScholarshipCassie VoigtAvon High School2206What is the Effect of Dicamba Herbicide on Soybean Growth?
2nd Place $1,000 DWU ScholarshipAlexa SeasAvon High School2204The Effect of Row Crops on Humidity Levels
3rd Place $750 DWU ScholarshipMegan SoukupAvon High School2203The Effect of Alfalfa Stand on Alfalfa Germination
Honorable MentionBethanie NixonAvon High School2211The Effect of Carbon Dioxide on Oxygen Production in Aquatic Plants
Certificates of MeritNatalie BuckleyMitchell High School2210Effects of Climate Change on Native Prairie Plant Germination and Growth
Ashton FrankAvon High School2200The Effect of Nematode Seed Treatment on Corn Yields
Lori WhiteMitchell High School2207Urban Snow Deposition

Physical Science & Engineering – Junior Division

Award
Student Name
School
Project #
Project Name
1st PlaceGriffin TobinPlankinton Middle School1118Solar Air Heater Comparison
2nd PlaceWaylon TorticillCorsica Stickney Middle School1110Is Over-Clocking Worth It?
3rd PlaceRiley BoettcherAndes Central Middle School1105Alternative Sources for Paper Fiber
Honorable MentionDarci RoubideauxAvon Middle School1109Melting Ice
Certificates of MeritElliot DeanWessington Springs Middle School1106Water Works

Physical Science & Engineering – Senior Division

Award
Student Name
School
Project #
Project Name
1st Place $2,500 DWU ScholarshipLivi JurrensAvon High School2107The Effect of Spacing on Wind Turbine Efficiencyot Gas
2nd Place $1,000 DWU ScholarshipKrishana KostalMitchell High School21003D Printed Woodwind Reeds
3rd Place $750 DWU ScholarshipAnna HarmsAvon High School2103Light Dating
Honorable MentionKacie MudderAvon High School2104Are You Ready For Some Football?
Certificates of MeritKristen NammingaAvon High School2101The Effects of El Nino and La Nina on Climate in South Dakota
Luke KnipferWessington Springs High School2108Heat em Up
Loren SchabotPlankinton High School2109Clean Barns

Group Projects – Junior Divison

Award
Student Name
School
Project #
Project Name
1st PlaceKimberly Tolsma & Salayne MagelAvon Middle School1300Which Solvent Removes Marker the Best?
2nd PlaceKali Maynard & Gabby Abdo-SmithAndes Central Middle School1408How Gases Affect Plants
3rd PlaceGabby Fink & Kyndle TimberlakePlankinton Middle School1311Human Powered Lights
Honorable MentionElese Gerlach & Ashlyn BittnerCorsica Stickney Middle School1400Finding Your Way Home
Certificates of MeritTaylor Feenstra, Colin Pennings, Kane KnudsenCorsica Stickney Middle School1412Wildllife Observation Mirror
Emma Gran & Riley RodunerWessington Springs Middle School1304Squishy Circuits
Tawi Star Comes Out & Arianne GabatoWagner Middle School13105 Second Rule
Sheridan Smejkal & Alcistal DionWessington Springs Middle School1403Dirty Door Handles

Group Projects – Senior Division

Award
Student Name
School
Project #
Project Name
1st Place $2,500 DWU ScholarshipJacob Maynard & Chaz JamesAndes Central High School2300Surviving South Dakota 2
2nd Place $1,000 DWU Scholarship2nd Place $1,000 DWU ScholarshipPlankinton High School2308Crop Cam Phase 2
3rd Place $750 DWU ScholarshipMegan Scheurenbrand & Amy UherMitchell High School2400Fertilizer Effects on Plants
Honorable MentionThomas Stange & Brandon BosworthPlankinton High School2310Balance of Power
Certificates of MeritMichael Stone & Kobe WeverkaAndes Central High School2301Magnetic Projectile Project
Brianna Linn & Taylor MorenzPlankinton High School2408Death Rays

Special Awards

Award
Student Name
School
Project #
Project Title
American Meteorological Society/Siouxland WeatherMINDS, SD AssociationKristin NammingaAvon High School2101The Effects of El Nino & La Nina on Climate SD
Alexa SeesAvon High School2204The Effects of Row Crops on Humidity Levels
American Psychology AssociationKara Greger & Bailey RolstonAndes Central High School2401Do Men & Women Really See Things Differently?
Association For Women GeoscientistsLori WhiteMitchell High School2207Urban Snow Deposition Site: Year 2
Arizona State University Walton Sustainability SolutionsMadison HetlandMitchell High School2106Construction a Solar Graphene-Based Supercapacitor Phase II
Livi JurrentsAvon High School2107The Effects of Spacing on Wind Turbine Efficiency
Avon School Science Award
Senior DivisionThea PatrickMitchell High School2209The Plausibility of Using Plant-Based Extracts
Junior DivisionSarah SwierAvon Middle School1209How Much Water is in Certain Fruits?
Best Presenters AwardAvon Middle School
Broadcom MASTERS SSPGriffin TobinPlankinton Middle School1118Solar Air Heater
Waylon TorticillCorsica Stickney Middle School1110Is Over-Clocking Worth It?
Riley BoettcherAndes Central Middle School1105Alternative Sources for Paper Fiber
Samantha BrodeenAvon Middle School1206Practical Methods to Reduce the Spread of Zebra Mussels
Aidan PatrickMitchell Middle School1209Exposing Yeast Colonies to Ultraviolet Light
Makayla KoppAvon Middle School1202What Color of LED Lights Will Make Plants Grow Faster & Bigger
Kimberly Tolsma & Shalayne NagelAvon Middle School1300Which Solvent Removes Marker the Best?
Kali Maynard & Gabby AbdoAndes Central Middle School1408How Gases Affect Plants
Gabby Fink & Kyndle TimberlakePlankinton Middle School1311Human Powered Lights
Dakota Wesleyan University Chemistry, Health, and Other Sciences (CHAOS)Thea PatrickMitchell High School2209The Plausibility of Using Plant Based Extracts as Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors
Dakota Wesleyan University, English DepartmentThea PatrickMitchell High School2209The Plausibility of Using Plant Based Extracts as Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors
Dakota Wesleyan University, Mathematics DepartmentKacie MudderAvon High School2104Are You Ready For Some Football?
Dakota Wesleyan University, Nursing DepartmentThea PatrickMitchell High School2209The Plausibility of Using Plant Based Extracts as Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors
Excellence In Grammar AwardAidan PatrickMitchell Middle School1209Exposing Yeast Colonies to Ultraviolet Light
Sarah SwierAvon Middle School1207How Much Water is in Certain Fruits?
Reese PowersAvon Middle School1203Does Essential Oil Kill Mold?
Griffin TobinPlankinton Middle School1118Solar Air Heater
Excellence In Prototype DevelopmentMallory BohrPlankinton High School2110Universal GPS Watch
GENIUS OlympiadLori WhiteMitchell High School1107Urban Snow Deposition Site: Year 2
Natalie BuckleyMitchell High School2210Effects of Climate Change on Native Prairie Plant Germination and Growth
Bethanie NixonAvon High School2211Effects of Carbon Dioxide on Oxygen Production in Plants
I-SWEEPnot awarded due to devastion of Hurrican Harvey
Intel Excellence In Computer SciencePeyton BrinkPlankinton High School1119Creating a game for the Visually Impaired 2.0
Mitchell High School Science Club
Best Board DesignRiley BoettcherAndes Central Middle School1105Alternative Sources for Paper Fiber
Best Original IdeaMakayla KoppAvon Middle School1202What Color of LED Lights Will Make Plants Grow Faster and Bigger?
International Society for Optics & Photonics (SPIE)Natalie KetchymTripp Delmont High School2208What Can You See?
Mu Alpha ThetaKacie MudderAvon High School2104Are You Ready for Some Football?
NABT (National Association for Biology Teachers)Cassie VoigtAvon High School2206What is the Effect of Dicamba herbicide on Soybean Root Growth Phase 2
Lori WhiteMitchell High School2207Urban Snow Deposition Site: Year 2
Thea PatrickMitchell High School2209The Plausibility of Using Plant Based Extracts as Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors
Natalie BuckleyMitchell High School2210Effects of Climate Change on Native Prairie Plant Germination and Growth
NASA Earth System ScienceJaya Koch, Hallie Schmidt & Kennedy MayclinPlankinton High School2409Regional Survival
NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmosphere Administration)Reese LoeweAvon Middle School1102How El Nino and La Nina Affect Tornadoes in SD
Ricoh AmericasKrishana KostalMitchell High School21003D Printed Woodwind Reeds
Society For In Vitro Biologynot awarded
SD Academy of Science Griffin TobinPlankinton High School1118Solar Air Heater Comparison
Makayla KoppAvon Middle School1202What Color of LED Lights Will Make Plants Grow Faster and Bigger?
Lincoln ThuryAvon Middle School1205The Effects of Seed Spacing on Corn Yields
Aidan PatrickMitchell Middle School1209Exposing Yeast Colonies to Ultraviolet Light
Kimberly Tolsma & Shalayne NagelAvon Middle School1300Which Solvent Removes Marker the Best?
Tawi Star Comes Out & Arianne GabatoWagner Middle School14025 Second Rule
Madilyn Mudder & Grace SmallAvon Middle School1406Does Aspirin Really Help Plants Grow
Kali Maynard & Gabby Abdo-SmithAndes Central Middle School1408How Gases Affect Plants
Sanford PROMISE Award for Biomedical ResearchThea PatrickMitchell High School2209The Plausibility of Using Plant Based Extracts as Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors
South Dakota Council of Teachers of MathematicsLincoln ThuryAvon Middle School1205The Effects of Seed Spacing on corn Yields
South Dakota Science Teachers AssociationReese PowersAvon Middle School1203Does Essential Oil Kill Mold?
South Dakota Society for Clinical Laboratory ScienceThea PatrickMitchell High School2209The Plausibility of Using Plant Based Extracts as Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors
South Dakota Veterinary Medical AllianceAndrew HerrleinMitchell High School2205How Different Breeds of Cattle React to Feed
Thelen Laboratory Research
Senior DivisionThea PatrickMitchell High School2209The Plausibility of Using Plant Based Extracts as Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors
Junior DivisionReese PowersAvon Middle School1203Does Essential Oil Kill Mold?
United States Air ForceMadison HetlandMitchell High School2106Constructing a Solar Graphene-Based Supercapacitor Phase II
Mallory BohrPlankinton High School2110Universal GPS Watch
Jacob MaynardAndes Central Middle School2300Surviving South Dakota
Chaz JamesAndes Central Middle School2300Surviving South Dakota
United States Army Recruiting Center
1st PlaceJacob MaynardAndes Central Middle School2300Surviving South Dakota
2nd PlaceChaz JamesAndes Central Middle School2300Surviving South Dakota
3rd PlacePeyton BrinkPlankinton High School1119Creating a game for the Visually Impaired 2.0
Certificates of MeritPorter WalzWessington Springs Middle School 1310Does it Fire
Bryce KopfmannWessington Springs Middle School 1310Does it Fire
Madilyn MudderAvon Middle School1406Are Fingerprints Inherited?
Gracie SmallAvon Middle School1406Are Fingerprints Inherited?
Elese GerlachCorsica Stickney Middle School1400Finding Your Way Home
Ashlyn BittnerCorsica Stickney Middle School1400Finding Your Way Home
Madison HetlandMitchell High School2106Constructing a Solar Graphene-Based Supercapacitor Phase II
Michael StoneAndes Central Middle School2301Magnetic Projectile Project
Kobe WeverkaAndes Central Middle School2301Magnetic Projectile Project
Katlyn BriggsPlankinton High School2308Crop Cam Phase 2
Rebecca GerlachPlankinton High School2308Crop Cam Phase 2
Brianna LinnPlankinton High School2408Death Rays
Taylor MrenzPlankinton High School2408Death Rays
Griffin Tobin Plankinton Middle School1118Solar Air Heater Comparison
Livi JurrensAvon High School2107The Effect of Spacing on Wind Turbine Efficiency
Megan ScheurenbrandMitchell High School2400Fertilizer Effects on Plants
Amy UherMitchell High School2400Fertilizer Effects on Plants
Kristi AndersonPlankinton High School2311Pressure
Zeraya SellersPlankinton High School2311Pressure
Kirbie PaynePlankinton High School2311Pressure
United States Department of The Navy/Marine Corps
Junior DivisionPeyton BrinkPlankinton Middle School1119Creating a Game for the Visually Impaired 2.0
Junior DivisionKimberly TolsmaAvon Middle School1300Which Solvent Removes Marker the Best?
Junior DivisionShalayne NagelAvon Middle School1300Which Solvent Removes Marker the Best?
Senior DivisionMadison HetlandMitchell High School2106Constructing a Solar Graphene-Based Supercapacitor
Senior DivisionKatlyn BriggsPlankinton High School2308Crop Cam Phase 2
Senior DivisionRebecca GerlachPlankinton High School2308Crop Cam Phase 2
United States Metric AssociationKeely BaresAvon High School2202Are the Eyes a Window to the Soul?
Water Environment Federation & BY Water of Tabor (Stockholm)Lori WhiteMitchell High School2207Urban Snow Deposition Site: Year 2
Natalie BuckleyMitchell High School2210The Effects of Climate Change on Native Plants
Cassie VoigtAvon High School2206What is the Effect of Dicamba Herbicide on Soybean Root Growth Phase 2
Yale Science & Engineering Association, Inc.Madison HetlandMitchell High School2106Constructing a Solar Graphene-Based Supercapacitor Phase II
SD ESPCoR
1st Place $2000Avon High School
2nd Place $1500Mitchell High School
3rd Place $1000Plankinton High School