Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education members recently recognized elementary winners who will advance to the state competition at their regular board meeting. Pictured with I-SS Superintendent Jeff James and Vice Chairman Charles Kelly are the elementary winners and honorable mention winners.


Every school year, elementary, middle and high school students participate in the Iredell-Statesville Schools science fair.

Winning science projects from the I-SS science fair then advance to the regional level of competition. The regional competition was virtual this year and held on February 10-12.

According to Kelly Hinson, director of Gifted Learning, International Baccalaureate and Online program, students participated in online ZOOM interviews with a panel of judges. Students had to answer multiple questions from the judges regarding their research and present their scientific findings through both presentation and a quad chart.

Elementary Competition

Four I-SS elementary school students who participated in the regional competition will advance to the state level virtual science fair competition in April.

♦ Colton Edwards, Union Grove Elementary, 1st Place, Are Dogs Left or Right Pawed?
♦ Luke McClelland, Coddle Creek Elementary, 3rd Place, Are Purple Waffle Plants Effected by Music?
♦ Keegan Bissell and Isabella Evans, Cool Spring Elementary, 3rd Place, Got Milk? Got Plastic?

Other recognitions at the elementary level include:
♦ Britan Derting and Tilly Gentry, East Iredell Elementary, Honorable Mention, Biology Division, Safety Scents
♦ Evie Rinn, Woodland Heights Elementary, Honorable Mention, Earth and Environmental Division, What Helps Cabbage Grow?

Junior & Senior Competition

Junior and senior level winners that will advance to the state virtual level competition include:
♦ Aashvi Shah, The Brawley School, 1st Place, Assessment of Heart Rate Variability in Alzheimer’s vs. Healthy Subjects
♦ Blake Richardson, The Brawley School, 2nd Place, How Loud Do You Like It Now?
♦ Nicholas Moore, The Brawley School, 3rd Place, Steel Protection (Also recognized by the American Chemical Society)
♦ Maria Siddiqui, The Brawley School, 1st Place, How Much Radiation is Emitted by Different Electronics? (Also recognized as a Broadcom Maters Nominee)
♦ Narayani Garg, South Iredell High School, 1st Place, Rotor Vs. Stator (Also recognized by the Yale Science and Engineering Association)

The junior and senior level winners pose for a picture. These students will advance to the state virtual level competition in April.

1 thought on “Nine I-SS students win first place at regional science fair, advance to state competition

  1. Ross Warren says:

    Excellent for these amazing students to be representing our schools. Good luck to all of them! The future doesn’t create itself. It is up to science and engineering students like these to push mankind forward.

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