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STEM Fair Winners 2019

March 23, 2019

Two hundred seventy teams of students from fifty-four Fayette County Schools participated in the Fayette County STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Fair held at Bryan Station High School. Check out our winners! 

Showcase Projects

Students demonstrated an authentic project that directly impacted a classroom, school, or community.

Entrepreneurial Showcase Project

Student project with a "start up" business aspect offering an original product/service.

First Place

  • GTS (Glasses Tracking System) by Lafayette High School

Instructional Showcase Project

Students use the project to impact classroom instruction and help in student or adult learning.

First Place

  • Safety at ACE by Athens-Chilesburg Elementary
  • Spartan News by Southern Middle
  • BSHS VR Team by Bryan Station High School

Second Place

  • Math Songs by Coventry Oak Elementary
  • Girls Who Code - Instructional Project by Bryan Station Middle
  • Celebration of Voice by Martil Luther King Jr. Academy for Excellence (middle school division)

Third Place

  • Readers are Leader by Harrison Elementary
  • Panther Robotics by Edythe J. Hayes Middle
  • STEAM 2.0 by STEAM Academy (high school division)

Service Showcase Project

Students provide a service that extends outside the classroom to help the school or community.

First Place

  • Helping the Humane Society by Athens-Chilesburg Elementary
  • Courtyard Recovery by Leestown Middle

Second Place

  • 360 Tour by Wellington Elemnentary
  • Sustainability at JCMS by Jessie Clark Middle

Third Place

  • Liberty Vlog Squd by Liberty Elementary
  • Adopt a Pet Game by Bryan Station Middle

Technical Showcase Project

The student project is specific to the use of hardware and/or software.

First Place

  • Retriever Bots by Harrison Elementary
  • Project DIP by Jessie Clark Middle
  • New Voice by Bryan Station High School

Second Place

  • Coment Correspondence by Coventry Oak Elementary
  • Hayes News by Edythe J. Hayes Middle
  • Summer Reading Website Design by Bryan Station High School

Third Place

  • Storytelling with Google Geo by Stonewall Elementary
  • Future City Winburn by Winburn Middle
  • ENroute by Lafayette High School

Live Competitions

SumoBot

One or two students per team compete in a double elimination tournament. This competition involves two robots in a circular ring, with the goal being to push the opponent out of the ring or otherwise disabling them within the time limit. While pushing the other robot out of the ring is the most common way to win a round, disabling the other robot (flipping, lifting, etc.) is strongly encouraged. This year, all teams competed in one division:  Elementary/Middle/High.

First Place

  • Ninja B24, Bryan Gomez-Cedillos and Landon Brown, Mary Todd Elementary

Second Place

  • Royal Crushers, Rodricuse Jackson and Corey Peoples, Carter G. Woodson Academy (middle school division)

Third Place

  • Atomic Robo-Tank, Will Darragh and Grant Wilkinson, Leestown Middle

Robo Challenge Xtreme

One to ten students on a school team build and program a Lego robot to complete missions for points during a 3-minute round. Most Fayette teams compete at the Fayette County regional tournament held in the gym during the STEM Fair or the Madison County regional tournament. This is a regional tournment open to teams outside Fayette County. The teams listed below were invited to compete in the RCX state competition at the STLP State Championship.

First Place

  • Downside Up Pandas, Ty McSpadden & Brylee Lester, Clays Mill Elementary
  • Winburn 1, Sophie Mobley, Justin Wong, Lawrence Bai (not present) & Layth Rahman (not present), Winburn Middle
  • Three Amigos, Kobe Staude, Eric Gabbard & Quinn Oney, Western Hills High School, Franklin County

Second Place

  • Golden Cats, Addyson Fischer & Henry Cprek, Clays Mill Elementary
  • Winburn 2, Elizabeth Mae Mobley, Sireesha Gutti, Jeremiah Hong & Conner Zhang (not present), Winburn Middle
  • Team Wilson, Savannah Albers & Jonah Pipes (not present), Western Hills High School, Franklin County

Third Place

  • Diamond Lizards, Nick Knowles & Zachari Ye, Clays Mill Elementary

Fourth Place

  • Giraffe Nation, Dylan Martin & Matea Ivanov, Clays Mill Elementary

Robo Challenge Xtreme - Escape Raft Design Challenge

Students were asked to design and build the Escape Raft used in the RCX competition. The RCX competition was held in two parts with a first place Design Challenge awarded to each group. Students were not divided into divisions (elementary, middle, high) for this challenge.

First Place

  • The Mechanical Destroyers, Langston Endicott, Saikrish Kolli, Evan Singleton & Ollie Swank, SCAPA (elementary division)
  • Braves 2, Bondurant Middle, Grant Parsley, Steven Meyer & Matthew Baker (not present), Franklin County

Products

Original Art

Twenty-four products from fourteen schools were submitted for judging in the Original Art category. For this category, software was used to create an original drawing/painting which does not include preexisting art/images. Shapes and stamps included in the software may be used but not clip art. Each school may submit two entries.

First Place

  • Selfie by Haley Rhodus, Wellington Elementary
  • Pandora's Box of Infinite Curiosities by Lotus Hildebrand, Southern Middle
  • SiS by Carmen Coleman, Bryan Station High School

Second Place

  • Hot Wheels by Logan Crase, Liberty Elementary
  • Sakura no ōjo by Melanie Montes, Southern Middle
  • Lab Rat by Rae Wright, Henry Clay High School

Third Place

  • Rainbow Target by Brianna Benford, Harrison Elementary
  • Strawberry Blue by Katie Yang, Winburn Middle
  • Self Portrait by Noah McLellan, Lafayette High School

Graphic Design

Eleven products from eight schools were submitted for judging in the Graphic Design category of the STEM Fair art competition. In this category, software was used to create and combine symbols, images and/or words to create a visual representation of ideas and messages. The product might include a logo or other artwork, organized text and pure design elements such as shapes and color which unify the piece. All parts of the image were created by the student. Each school may submit two entries.

First Place

  • Dr. Seuss Night by Rehema Naomi, Harrison Elementary
  • Lover Boy by Zoey Howard, Southern Middle
  • The Academies of Bryan Station Course Cover by Deja Baker, Bryan Station High School

Second Place

  • Animal STLP by Rex Blanton, Liberty Elementary
  • Catharsis by Halie Boyer, Winburn Middle
  • Polygonal Portrait by Susannah Starkey, Lafayette High School

Third Place

  • Mixed Emotions by Donise Hudson, Harrison Elementary
  • Wrestling Team Logo Design by Carmen Coleman, Bryan Station High School

Original Photo

Nineteen products from thirteen schools were submitted for judging in the Original Photo category. In this category, a digital camera was used to create an image. Photographs have no more adjustments than exposure, color intensity or correction, red eye removal, and cropping. Each school may submit two entries.

First Place

  • Light in the Dark by Brianna Benford, Harrison Elementary
  • Leaving Atlantis by Lauren Morris, Leestown Middle
  • Water Drop Splash by Mariela Reynaga Baez, Bryan Station High School

Second Place

  • Dots by Emma Kate Caudill, Liberty Elementary
  • Rose of the Night by Katie Yang, Winburn Middle
  • Amphibian Entrance by Parker Sprout, STEAM Academy (high school division)

Third Place

  • The Lonely Leaf by Opeyemi Adekunle, Breckinridge Elementary
  • Still I Rise by Eden Johnson, Bryan Station Middle
  • KY Theatre by Colin Farmer, Lafayette High School

Manipulated Photo

Seventeen products from eleven schools were submitted for judging in the Manipulated Photo category. In this category, software was used to manipulate a digital photo taken by the student. Notice the original photo, also posted below. Each school may submit two entries.

First Place

  • Evacuation by Jayanna Mock, Harrison Elementary
  • Perched by Neilsen Park, Bryan Station Middle
  • Lost in the Music by LaMargaret Johnson, Bryan Station High School

Second Place 

  • Sideways Perspective by Zach Larson, Wellington Elementary
  • Cats Watching Dogs by Stella Green, Winburn Middle
  • Double Exposure by Hailey Hobdy, Lafayette High School

Third Place

  • Leap of Faith by Carter Guillaume, Liberty Elementary
  • Suicide by Keith Miles, Carter G. Woodson Academy (middle school division)
  • Warhol by Adrielle Jackson, Henry Clay High School

Mixed Media Winners

Ten products from six schools were submitted for judging in the Mixed Media art category. In this category, software was used to create original art. Preexisting art, images, shapes, clipart, etc. is also used. It is very important that intellectual property and copyright rules are followed. Sources must be cited in the documentation submitted with the product, including permission for use, when needed. This category is for art that fits the definition of this category but does not fit the definition of the other STEM Fair art categories. Each school may submit two entries.

First Place

  • Pug Life by Braylan Coffman, Julius Marks Elementary
  • La Cara by Ariana Cortez, Crawford Middle
  • God of Beauty by Taylor Cleveland, Bryan Station High School

Second Place

  • Shoot for the Moon by Tamarie Dabney, Harrison Elementary
  • Self-Impressionism by Sammy Nelson, Crawford Middle
  • The Bees by Tuesday Hadden, Lafayette High School

Third Place

  • Markiplier by Isabel Martinez, Bryan Station Middle
  • Coming Summer 2019 by Lindsey Gammon, Bryan Station High School

Innovative Products

Six products from three schools were submitted for STEM Fair judging in the Innovative Product category. In this category students produced a digital product that does not fit in one of the other STEM Fair categories and the product can be judged within the 10-minute judging time. A minimum score of 85/100 is required to be recognized. Each school may submit two entries.

First Place

  • 19 in 19 Challenge by Zhain Harmon (Scratch animation captured with Screencastify), Harrison Elementary
  • Alone by Tanner Morgan (music), Bryan Station High School

Second Place

  • Robotic Piano-Winds by Jayla Washington (music), Harrison Elementary
  • Horizon by Eric Tolley (music), Bryan High School

Third Place

  • The Shallows by Joshua Lien (music), STEAM Academy (high school division)

PSA Video

Five videos from four schools were submitted for STEM Fair judging in the PSA Video category. In this category, students produced a persuasive and precise video to market a product, event, or an idea. Each school may submit two entries.

First Place

  • Read:  Tonight and Every Night by Donise Hudson, Harrison Elementary
  • Bluegrass Archery by Station Studios, Bryan Station High School

Second Place

  • Zzzzzz... by Tamarie Dabney, Imani Jett, & Elijah Cottle, Harrison Elementary
  • Gun Safety by Daniel Hager, AJ Maxey, & Zach Googe, Frederick Douglass High School

Video Winners

Eleven videos from eight schools were submitted for STEM Fair judging in the Video (not PSA) category. In this category students produced a video using software to create works as a means of personal expression. The video, or portion to be judged, should be 5 minutes or less. Credits may be outside the 5 minute limit. Each school may submit two entries.

First Place

  • The Magician's Elephant Book Trailer by Tamarie Dabney & Elene Niyogushuma, Harrison Elementary
  • Summative 2.0 by Mwajuma Alexandre, Hannah Buckner, Johali Yapemacho & Lincoln Durham, Winburn Middle
  • FCPS Police Recruitment Video Process by Moses Boaka & Tavian Taylor Carter, Bryan Station High School

Second Place

  • Job Well Dunn! by Donise Hudson & Jayanna Mock, Harrison Elementary
  • CMS News Broadast by Asa Simmons, Jasmine Rose & Jacob Martin, Crawford Middle
  • High Lonesome Sound by Charlie Overman, Bryan Station High School

Third Place

  • The Anomaly by Jayan Smith, Spencer Kossatz, Lucinda Paul & Gabe Wallace, Frederick Douglass High School