Our Winners

2015 Winners

 

Senior Grand Award

Award
Student Name
School
Project #
Project Title
$10,000 DWU ScholarshipMadison HetlandMitchell HS2208Microspheres: Micro or Mega Problem
$10,000 DWU ScholarshipMasey Lambert & Abbi PattonMitchell HS2304Wave Generated Electricity
$10,000 DWU ScholarshipRachel BlahaAvon HS2209Analyzing the Effectiveness of De-wormers in Sheep: Phase II

Student Observers (2-3 Senior Division Students)

Award
Student Name
School
Project #
Project Title
$2,000 DWU ScholarshipKarli JohnsonAvon HS2111Colorful Concentrations
$2,000 DWU ScholarshipCrystal Habben & Winter NealAndes Central HS
2402Do The Eyes Have It?

Junior Grand Award (2 Individual Projects)

Award
Student Name
School
Project #
Project Name
$100Emma Bertram Armour MS1103Weather or Not
$100Evan Blaha
Avon MS1224What's the Scoop on Manure?

Junior Grand Award (1 Group Project)

Award
Student Name
School
Project #
Project Name
$100 eachEmily Anne Harms & Katey WormsbecherAvon MS1403Talk Dirt to Me

Life & Behavioral Sciences – Junior Division

Award
Student Name
School
Project #
Project Title
1st PlaceMary Kelly
Home School1220Happy, Mad, Scared, Sad: Differences in Anthromorphism
2nd PlaceAmy Brenner
Armour MS
1209Waste Not Want Not
3rd PlaceLauren Sees
Avon MS1223Preventing Plant Tumors
Honorable MentionNoah Sejnoha
Dakota Christian MS1213Queen Bee
Certificates of MeritChance BlahaWagner MS1202What Type of Fertilizer Works Best?
Danielle Twiss
Wagner MS1204Hey, There's Corn in My Candy
Maggie Barnett
Wagner MS1206Making Dye From Fruits and Veggies
Callie Berndt
Avon MS1225Killer Weeds
Grant Namminga
Wagner MS1201Do Video Games Effect Blood Pressures?

Life & Behavioral Sciences – Senior Division

Award
Student Name
School
Project #
Project Title
1st Place $2,000 DWU ScholarshipHannah VanGerpen
Avon HS2214The Effects of Treflan on Root Growth
2nd Place $750 DWU ScholarshipHannah ReevesAvon HS2211The Effect of Irrigation on Agricultural Production: Phase II
3rd Place $500 DWU ScholarshipCheylee Nagel
Avon HS2213How Can You Tail?
Honorable MentionSusie Grabenstein
Mitchell HS2207Water pH Effects on Plant Growth
Certificates of MeritKylee Guindon
Plankinton HS
2204Pen Raised vs. Wild
Brooklyn Brouwer
Dakota Christian MS
2203Pretty Packaging
Karisa Markel
Avon HS2210Do You Hear Me Now?
Tate Wynia
Avon HS2212Effect of Wave Length on Plant Growth
Levi DeJong
Avon HS2215Up or Down, Left or Right

Physical Science & Engineering – Junior Division

Award
Student Name
School
Project #
Project Title
1st PlaceHannah Hetland
Mitchell MS1113Solar Energy vs. Wind Energy
2nd PlaceBrenden Voigt
Avon MS1114Staying Cool
3rd PlaceZachary Huebner
Armour MS1104Underwater Robots
Honorable MentionDillion DeHaai
Dakota Christian MS1105Jump That Fence!
Certificates of MeritMallor Bohr
Plankinton MS1116Wind Turbines
Grady Harrington
Armour MS1101Shake 'N' Tumble
Corbin Fuoss
Armour MS1102Coin Batteries

Physical Science & Engineering – Senior Division

Award
Student Name
School
Project #
Project Title
1st Place $2,000 DWU ScholarshipKarli Johnson
Avon HS2111Colorful Concentrations
2nd Place $750 DWU ScholarshipOlivia Jurrens
Avon HS2114Let There Be Light
3rd Place $500 DWU ScholarshipAndrew Weller
Mitchell HS2109The Motor Experiment
Honorable MentionKacie Mudder
Avon HS2112Stretch Armstrong Seatbelt
Certificates of MeritDerek Pelton
Avon HS2110Effective Methods for Decreasing Turbidity in Water
Lane Wesseling
Plankinton HS2104Crime Scene Chemistry
Tyler Fuoss
Mitchell HS2106Wind Turbine Blade Design
Natalie Buckley
Mitchell HS2107Re-designing Rockets

Group Projects – Junior Divison

Award
Student Name
School
Project #
Project Title
1st PlaceTristin Bialis & Micah LauArmour MS1303Wood It Be Hard or Soft?
2nd PlaceFaith Cox & Taina Marquez
Lakeview MS1400How Does Pollution Effect Plant Germination
3rd PlaceBraden Hawley & Dylan VanDerWerff
Armour MS1304Bridge Crush
Honorable MentionEdwin Guzman-Zaragoza, Brandon Tankovich & Colton Tobin
Plankinton MS1311Auto Pet Feeder
Certificates of MeritDacey Rihanek & Jordan Westendorf
Plankinton MS1312Bouncy Polymer Chemistry
Trever Schmidt, Rylie Stevens & Connor Wolfcale
Wessington Springs MS
1301Dead Eye
Chris Long, Maurice Quigley & Taylor Red Hawk
Lakeview MS
1306The Hardness of Water
Sallon Bordeaux, Sierra Flores & Charlee Little Elk
Lakeview MS
1307Is Sand a Good Insulator?
Hayden Haak, Tristan Niles & Weston Tobin
Plankinton MS
1309Sixth Wheel 2.0
Katlyn Briggs & Rebecca Gerlach
Plankinton MS
1401Brain Focus and Multitasking

Group Projects – Senior Division

Award
Student Name
School
Project #
Project Name
1st Place $2,000 DWU ScholarshipJill Bertus & Devin Tolsma
Avon HS2308Decreasing Flammability Using Organic Fire Retardants
2nd Place $750 DWU ScholarshipCrystal Habben & Winter Neal
Andes Central HS2402Do the Eyes Have It?
3rd Place $500 DWU ScholarshipAston Mednansky & Amanda Reiff
Avon HS2416To The Max
Honorable MentionLogan Mudder & Zach Wynia
Avon HS2310Swish
Certificates of MeritEmma Heezen & Noah Heezen
Plankinton HS2302No Trees Please
Kimberly Davis & Olivia Lyon
Faith Bible HS2412Maximizing DNA Extraction
Marissa Diede & Lexi Olson
Avon HS2414Life in Color
Alex Klingaman & Chris Wahlen
Mitchell HS2306Warming with Under Armour
Brenden Anderson & John Kopp
Avon HS2307Sharp Curves Ahead
Kyle Menning, Clayton Menning & Josh Moser
Corsica HS2311Multi Bike
Erica Kitchenmaster & Mikayla Petsche
Andes Central HS2400Piecing Together a Family Tree
Megan Mudder & Kamilla Pheiler
Dakota Christian HS2405Anti Bacterial Herbs
Hannah Miller & Thea Patrick
Mitchell HS2413The Effects of Variance in pH Nutrients

Special Awards

Award
Student Name
School
Project #
Project Title
American Meteorological Societynot awarded
Siouxland WeatherMINDS, SD Associationnot awarded
American Psychology AssociationMary KellyHome School MS1220Happy, Mad, Scared, Sad: Differences in Antropomorphism
Andromeda Award--American Assoc. of University WomenJemma Moccasin
Klein MS
1219The Effects People Have on Caves
ASM Materials Education Foundation
Tristin Bialas & Micah Lau
Armour MS1303Wood It Be Hard or Soft?
Association For Women GeoscientistsJemma Moccasin
Klein MS
1219
The Effects of People Have on Caves
Avon School's Excellence in Science
    Senior DivisionKylee Guindon
Plankinton HS2204Pen Raised vs. Wild
    Junior DivisionHannah Hetland
Mitchell MS1113Solar Energy vs. Wind Energy
Best Presenters AwardArmour MS
Broadcom MASTERS SSPHannah HetlandMitchell MS1113Solar Energy vs. Wind Energy
Brenden VoightAvon MS1114Staying Cool
Zachary Huebner

Armour MS
1104Underwater Robots

Dillion DeHaai

Dakota Christian1105Jump That Fence!
Tristin Bialis & Micah Lau
Armour MS1303Wood It Be Hard or Soft
Faith Cox & Taina Marquez
Lakeview MS1400How Does Pollution Effect Plant Germination?
Braden Hawley & Dylan VanDerWerff
Armour MS1304Bridge Crush
Edwin Guzman-Zaragoza, Brandon Tankovich & Colton Tobin
Plankinton MS1311Auto Pet Feeder
Mary Kelly
Home School 1220Happy, Mad, Scared, Sad: Differences in Anthropomorphism
Amy BrennerArmour MS1209Waste Not Want Not
Lauren Sees

Avon MS1223Preventing Plant Tumors
Noah Sejnoha
Dakota Christian MS1213Queen Bee
Dakota Wesleyan University Chemistry, Health, and Other Sciences (CHAOS)Devin Tolsma
Avon HS
2112
Stretch Armstrong Seatbelt
Dakota Wesleyan University, English DepartmentMary Kelly
Home School1220
Happy, Mad, Scared, Sad: Differences in Anthropomorphism
Dakota Wesleyan University, Mathematics DepartmentKacie Mudder
Avon HS
2112
Stretch Armstrong Seatbelt
Dakota Wesleyan University, Nursing DepartmentShy Ann White
Wessington Springs MS
1208#txtingkills
Excellence In Grammar AwardKarleah Pheifer
Dakota Christian1211
Quick Thinking
Isabel PheiferDakota Christian1212Cool Mints
Noah Sejnoha
Dakota Christian1213Queen Bee
Melanie Mudder


Dakota Christian1214Colorful Typing
Hannah Hansum Dakota Christian1215Invisible Ink
Excellence In Prototype Development

Stephanie Faulhaber
Plankinton HS
2103
Hydraulic Vs. Petroleum Oil
GENIUS OlympiadEmma Heezen & Noah Heezen
Plankinton HS
2302
No Trees Please
I-SWEEPHannah Reeves
Avon HS2211The Effect of Irrigation on Agricultural Production: Phase II
Mitchell High School Science Club
    Best Board DesignJemma Moccasin
Klein MS
1219
The Effets People Have on Caves
    Best Original IdeaTandis Bovee & Jailey Baumiller
Corsica MS
1316
Solar Madness
International Society For Optical EngineeringOlivia Jurrens
Avon HS
2114
Let There Be Light
Lakeview Veterinary ClinicHannah Reeves
Avon HS
2211The Effect of Irrigation on Agricultural Production: Phase II
Mu Alpha ThetaLogan Mudder & Zach Wynia
Avon HS
2310
Swish
NABT (National Association for Biology Teachers)Levi DeJong
Avon HS2215
Up or Down Left or Right
NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmosphere Administration)Chloe VanGerpen & Lea Wormsbecher
Avon HS
2309
H2Nooo!
Ricoh Sustainable DevelopmentEmma Heezen & Noah Heezen
Plankinton HS
2302
No Trees Please
Society For In Vitro BiologyCarly Sparks
Armour HS
2205
Changes in Protein Expression in Cancer Cell Lines
SD Academy of Science Amy Brenner
Armour MS
1209Waste Not Want Not
Evan Blaha
Avon MS
1224
What's the Scoop on Manure?
Lauren Sees
Avon MS
1223Preventing Plant Tumors
Mary Kelly
Home School1220Happy, Mad, Scared, Sad: Differences in Anthropomorphism
Emma Bertram
Avon MS
1103Weather or Not
Loren Schabot
Plankinton MS
1108Does Temperature Effect the Hold Strength of Tape?
Arvish Bhinder
Klein MS
1110How Does Color Effect Heating by Absorption?
Hannah Hetland
Mitchell MS
1113Solar Energy vs. Wind Energy
Sanford Promise Award for Biomedical ResearchKacie Mudder
Avon HS
2112
Stretch Armstrong Seatbelt
South Dakota Council of Teachers of MathematicsTim Morgan
Mitchell HS
2108Maximum Quadrocopter Mass Tolerance Based on Mass Location
South Dakota Science Teachers AssociationEmma Bertram
Armour MS
1103Weather or Not?
South Dakota Society for Clinical Laboratory ScienceCarly SparksArmour HS2205Changes in Protein Expressions in Cancer Cell Lines
South Dakota Veterinary Medical AllianceRachel BlahaAvon HS2209Analyzing the Effectiveness of De-wormers in Sheep: Phase II
Thelen Laboratory Research
    Senior DivisionHannah Van Gerpen
Avon HS2214The Effect of Treflan on Root Growth
    Junior DivisionJemma Moccasin
Klein MS
1219The Effects People Have on Caves
United States Air ForceTim Morgan
Mitchell HS
2108
Maximum Quadrocepter Mass Tolerance Based on Mass Location
Taylor Nelson & Chelsey Schafer
Wessington Springs MS
1302
Take to the Sky
Gaberial Bass
Dakota Christian MS
1106
Flying High
United States Army Recruiting Center
    1st Place
Emma Heezen & Noah Heezen
Plankinton HS
    2nd PlaceBrenden Voigt
Avon MS
    3rd PlaceBrenden Hawley & Dylan VanDerWerff
Armour MS
    Certificates of MeritCasondra Gerlach
Plankinton HS
Loren Schabot
Plankinton HS
Cheyenne Redfish
Klein MS
Kaine Redfish
Klein MS
Edwin Guzman-Zaragoza, Brandon Tankovich & Colton Tobin
Plankinton HS
Emily Anne Harms & Katey Wormsbecher
Avon MS
Jordyn Gerlach & Ray Cordrey
Corsica MS
Cheylee Nagel
Avon MS
Kyle Menning, Clayton Menning & Josh Moser
Corsica MS
Erica Kitchenmaster & Mikayla Petsche
Andes Central HS
Emily Houseman & Tearanie Stotz
Andes Central HS
Stephanie Faulhaber
Plankington HS
United States Department of The Navy/Marine Corps
    Junior DivisionZachary Huebner
Armour MS
1104Underwater Robots
Grady Harrington
Armour MS
1101Shake 'N' Tumble
Hannah Hetland
Mitchell MS
1113Solar Energy vs. Wind Energy
Mary Kelly
Home School1220Happy, Mad, Scared, Sad: Differences in Anthropomorphism
    Senior DivisionStephanie Faulhaber
Plankinton HS
2103Hydraulic vs. Petroleum Oil
Andrew Weller
Mitchell HS2109The Motor Experience
Kylee Guindon
Plankinton HS
2204Pen Raised vs. Wild
United States Dept of Health & Human ServicesDevin Tolsma
Avon HS2308
Decreasing Flammability Using Organic Fire Retardants
United States Metric AssociationNatalie Buckley
Mitchell HS
2107
Re-designing Rockets
Water Environment Federation & BY Water of Tabor
Hannah Reeves
Avon HS
2211The Effects of Irrigation on Agricultural Production: Phase II
Chloe VanGerpen & Lea Wormsbecher
Avon HS
2309H2Nooo!
Gene Hare & A'Shae Primeaux
Marty HS
2409Aquaponics
Yale Science & Engineering Association, Inc.Rachel Blaha
Avon HS
2209
Analyzing the Effectiveness of De-wormers in Sheep: Phase II