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CCSD Students Lead the Way in Lowcountry Regional Science Fair

CCSD Students Lead the Way in Lowcountry Regional Science Fair
Posted on 04/12/2019
CCSD Scholars Excel at Regional Science Fair

Charleston County School District (CCSD) scholars collected plenty of honors at the Lowcountry Regional Science and Engineering Fair (LRSEF) at TD Arena Tuesday, April 9, 2019. The LRSEF is the International Science and Engineering Fair and Broadcom MASTERS Competition affiliate for Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, and Georgetown counties in South Carolina. The College of Charleston is the title sponsor for the LRSEF.

Twenty-six students from a total of seven CCSD schools received awards and/or placed in the top three in their division and category, including Academic Magnet High School’s Ishraq Haque who was the first place overall winner in the Senior 1 Division for his project called A Novel Arsenic Filtration System for Low-Income Families in Rural Bangladesh.

Haque (with his teachers/parents) earned an expense paid trip to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair May 16, 2019 in Phoenix, AZ.

Senior 2 Division is for 11th and 12th graders, Senior 1 Division is 9th and 10th graders, Junior 2 Division is comprised of 7th and 8th graders, and Junior 1 Division is for 5th and 6th graders.

CCSD students earned the following awards:

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Senior 2 Division
Second Place – Stephen Hilton and John Paradise, Academic Magnet High School

Senior 1 Division
First Place - Ishraq Haque, Academic Magnet High School
Third Place – Gabrielle Kohler and Sophie Sabados, Wando High School

Junior 2 Division
First Place – Walker Hussey, East Cooper Montessori Charter School

Teacher – Angie Alves

Junior 1 Division
First Place – Landon Burn, St. Andrew’s School of Math and Science Teacher – Jennifer Wood

BEHAVIORAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES

Junior 2 Division
Third Place – Joey Brown, Daniel Busby, and Manoa Conrad, Orange Grove Charter School

Junior 1 Division
First Place – Landon Burn, St. Andrew’s School of Math and Science

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Senior 2 Division
Second Place – Adriana Carter, Academic Magnet High School Third Place – Jonathan Ye, Academic Magnet High School

Senior 1 Division
First Place – Gabrielle Kohler and Sophie Sabados, Wando High School Second Place – Kali Wood, Charleston Charter for Math and Science

CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY
Junior 2 Division
First Place – Walker Hussey, East Cooper Montessori Charter School

Junior 1 Division
Third Place – James Hurteau, St. Andrew’s School of Math and Science

EARTH & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Senior 1 Division
First Place – Ishraq Haque, Academic Magnet High School
Second Place – Kelsea Carmichael, Charleston Charter School for Math and Science Third Place – Madie Kern and Mariska Pulsifier, Wando High School

Junior 2 Division
Second Place – Noah Bouldolf and Maysen Ronchetto, Orange Grove Charter School
Third Place – George Stavros, Orange Grove Charter School
Honorable Mention – Bella Wallen, Grace Chesser and Avery Tillman, Orange Grove Charter School

ENGINEERING, MATH, ROBOTICS & SYSTEMS
Senior 2 Division
First Place – Stephen Hilton and John Paradise, Academic Magnet High School

PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY

Junior 1 Division
Second Place – Kentrell Samuel, Andrew Simmons and Dereon Taylor, Julian Mitchell Elementary School

SPECIAL AWARDS

The ASM Materials Education Foundation – Walker Hussey, East Cooper Montessori Charter School
The Charleston Soil and Water Conservation District (Excellence in Conservation and Environmental Research) – Noah Budolph and Mayesen Ronchette, Orange Grove Charter School; Ishraq Haque, Academic Magnet High School
NOAA “Taking the Pulse of Planet” Award – Kelsea Carmichael, Charleston Charter of Math and Science
Ricoh Americas Corporation – Ishraq Haque, Academic Magnet High School SC Water Works Association – Ishraq Haque, Academic Magnet High School Stolkholm Junior Water Prize – Ishraq Haque, Academic Magnet High School Yale Science and Engineering Award – Stephen Hilton and John Paradise, Academic Magnet High School


For more information about the CCSD students and their accomplishments contact the Office of Strategy and Communication at (843) 937-6303, or the College of Charleston’s Director of the Lowcountry Hall of Science and Math, Mini Narayanan PhD, at (843) 953-7847.

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