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STEM Fair Winners 2020

March 21 competition canceled after Kentucky schools closed during pandemic

Two-hundred-and-ten teams of students from 61 Fayette County schools planned to participate in the Fayette County STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Fair at host Bryan Station High School. Although the live competitions March 21 were canceled, the digital products had been submitted and judged in advance. Those winners are listed below; you can also visit FCPS Student Products to see their entries. 

Products

Original Art

Fourteen products from eight schools were submitted for judging in the Original Art 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

  • Lily in a Jar by Madison Morrow, Wellington Elementary
  • Angel Devil by Zoey Howard, Southern Middle School
  • MISFIT by Deja Baker, Bryan Station High School

Second Place

  • Fire Lion by Baron Davis, Wellington Elementary
  • Midnight Magic by Isabel Martinez, Bryan Station Middle School
  • Luck by Kevin Lin, Lafayette High School

Third Place

  • Sweet Dreams by Angelica Lucas Perez, Cardinal Valley Elementary

Graphic Design

Twelve products from seven schools were submitted for judging in the Graphic Design 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 that unify the piece. All parts of the image were created by the student. Each school may submit two entries.

First Place

  • Harry Potter by Aditi Risal, Breckinridge Elementary
  • Your Next Movie Poster by Kevin Lin, Lafayette High School

Second Place

  • Mr. Sun by Opeyemi Adekunle, Breckinridge Elementary
  • Chihiro's "Spiriting Away" Movie Poster by Julie Park, Lafayette High School

Third Place

  • Book Fair Poster by Isabel Granados Rodriguez, Cardinal Valley Elementary
  • Coming Summer 2020 by Lindsey Gammon, Bryan Station High School

Original Photo

Sixteen products from nine schools were submitted for judging in the Original Photo category, in which 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

  • Clouds by Randy Gonzalez, Cardinal Valley Elementary
  • Stream in Eastern Winter by Liam Tobin, Lexington Traditional Magnet School
  • High Bridge at Sunset by James Proctor, Lafayette High School

Second Place

  • Colors of Fall by Christopher Jimenez Hernandez, Cardinal Valley Elementary
  • Trust by Hunter Baker, Eastside Technical Center

Third Place

  • Crayola Colors by Savannah Orahood, Southern Elementary
  • Dominic's Street by Kevyn Flores Montes, Bryan Station High School

Manipulated Photo

Nine products from six schools were submitted for judging in the Manipulated Photo 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

  • The Everything Tree by Christopher Jimenez Hernandez, Cardinal Valley Elementary
  • Double Exposure by Clay Gregory, Lafayette High School

Second Place 

  • LEGO Soccer by Aryan Rana, Wellington Elementary
  • This is Me by Grace Brown, Bryan Station High School

Third Place

  • Sewer Girl by Randy Gonzalez, Cardinal Valley Elementary
  • Gemini by Kevyn Flores Montes, Bryan Station High School

Mixed Media Winners

Six products from four schools were submitted for judging in the Mixed Media art category, in which 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

  • Compost by the Numbers by Nathan Sanchez Gonzalez, Cardinal Valley Elementary
  • Sprouting Kevin by Kevin Lin, Lafayette High School

Second Place

  • Save the World by Angelica Lucas Perez, Cardinal Valley Elementary
  • Surreal Landscape by Susannah Starkey, Lafayette High School

Third Place

  • Overthinker by Kevyn Flores Montes, Bryan Station High School

Innovative Products

Seven products from four schools were submitted in the Innovative Product category. Students produced a digital product that does not fit in one of the other 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

  • Gorillas by Jonathan Chavez, Cardinal Valley Elementary (Chatterpix)
  • Twas the Greenhouse by Kendrick Vanzant & Sara Grace Eames, Lexington Traditional Magnet School (Story)
  • Platformer by Scottie Helton, Bryan Station High School (Game)

Second Place

  • The Real Ivan by Rebeka Rodriguez Arambula, Cardinal Valley Elementary (Chatterpix)
  • Trivia.io by Ayumi Tarianto, Brian Favela, Bryan Ilunga, & Josiah Smith, Lexington Traditional Magnet School (Game)

PSA Video

Twelve videos from eight schools were submitted in the PSA Video category. Students produced a persuasive and precise video to market a product, event, or an idea. Each school may submit two entries.

First Place

  • Compost:  One Small Step to Save the World by Angelica Lucas Perez, Cardinal Valley Elementary
  • Leestown Halloween PSA by Tom Beck, Spencer Crawford, Will Darragh & Shawn Frost, Leestown Middle School
  • Choose Happiness by Hunter Baker, Eastside Technology Center (High School division)

Second Place

  • PSA:  How to Wash Your Hands by Josh Kallio, Melvin Claros Rodriguez, Rece Johnson, & Jacob Keys, Southern Elementary
  • Leestown Safe and Seen PSA by Lyndsay Bennett, Carley Craig, Abigail Hiens, & Jill Peterson, Leestown Middle School
  • Drowsy Driving by Noah Yoder, Henry Clay High School

Third Place

  • Be Ready for Winter by Conner Branham, Breckinridge Elementary
  • The Dangers of Vaping by Kevondre Bledsoe, Eastside Technical Center (High School division)

Video Winners

Eighteen videos from 11 schools were submitted in the Video (not PSA) 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 five minutes or less. Credits may be outside the five-minute limit. Each school may submit two entries.

First Place

  • Can You Help? by Christopher Jimenez Hernandez & Randy Gonzalez, Cardinal Valley Elementary
  • Diversity by Station Studios, Bryan Station High School

Second Place

  • Arlington Guidelines for Success by Brianna Starr, Arlington Elementary
  • STEAM Climate Strike by STEAM TV, STEAM Academy (High School division)

Third Place

  • How to:  Crayon Drip Art by Savannah Orahood, Kennedy Wolff, Hayden Wolff & Ava Johnson, Southern Elementary
  • Pick Up Fails by Station Studios, Bryan Station High School