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Angelina County students rock 18th annual science fair

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ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -  Angelina County's future scientists gathered at the Expo Center this morning for the 18th Annual Science Fair. From robotics to conversion contraption, the students did it all.
Seven hundred projects, 1,300 students, and five events filled the Expo Center. 

"They love coming here, and they love seeing what all the other kids did," said Bobby Fenley, the Science Fair chair. 

"We get to use technology, and we get to use computers.  It helps a lot," said Alaina Willmon, a Hudson Middle School student. 

Students from all over the county hoped aboard school buses and were excited to present, to observe, and to share. 

"Oh yeah I love science. I'm hoping to go into a STEM major or definitely an engineering major," said Tori Tatum, a Lufkin High School sophomore. 

"If you don't know what's going on around you or how things are happening, then you don't know anything," Willmon said. 

From building robots with stack-able capabilities, to finding out if the five-second rule really holds true, each project had an eager scientist behind its findings. 

"We build our curriculum in conjunction with the schools," Fenley said. 

The students and organizers of the science fair agreed that there was more emphasis on STEM subjects in Angelina County schools. 

"I've noticed that the high school made a big push. I'm really happy because STEM is a big part of my life," Tatum said.  

"They're starting to put more into ask more questions as you get older," said Jeff Mason, a Lufkin Middle School student. 

The organizer of the science fair said they've been planning this since last July, and the students have been waiting all year to show off their inventions, robots, and scientific findings. 

"Science and Tech is the big thing, it's pushed, we love it, and it's great!," Fenley said. 

Regardless of today's conclusions, Fenley's hypothesis is that, "They're happy to compete whether they win or lose!"

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Results

2015 S&TF

LIFE SCIENCE - MIDDLE

1

Jaxon Griffith

LMS

2

Kayla Fincher

HMS

3

Chloe Boles

CMS

JC

Terrence Harris

HMS

LIFE SCIENCE - HIGH

1

Elizabeth Mathews

CHS

2

Adrian Garcia

Aiden Willis

LHS

3

Evelyn Solis

LHS

JC

Jade Parbs

LHS

Catapult-Middle

1

Cody Steele

Evan Johnson

HMS

2

Carson McDonald

HMS

3

Corby DuVull

Kimberly Penick

HMS

JC

Cole Richardson

HMS

Catapult - High

1

Katelyn Johnson

Patricia Mercado

Piney

2

Makenna Bell

Asa Dewitz

CHS

3

Dolan McDonald

Lauren Summer

LHS

JC

Lyndsey Griffith

LHS

INVENTION - MIDDLE

1

Savannah Cox

Katie Brown

HMS

2

Jacson Tate

Anthony Ho

St. Patricks

3

Lexington Miller

Hannah Latham

HMS

JC

Tyler Crawford

Hunt. MS

INVENTION - HIGH

1

Kyler Duren

LHS

2

Rebecca Cordero

Inez Escamilla

CHS

3

Taylor Johns

CHS

LHS

CONVERSION CONTRAPTION - MIDDLE

1

Weston Hyde

Alaina Willmon

HMS

2

Emma Harris

HMS

3

Claire Goins

Laurel Ainsworth

HMS

JC

Emma Airington

Breigh Guidryl

HMS

CONVERSION CONTRAPTION - HIGH

1

Louis Lin

LHS

2

Ashley Walker

Tyler Tippit

LHS

3

Faith Benton

Brandon Williams

CHS

LMS

WIFFLE BALL ROBOTICS

1

Nichole Phillips

CHS

Dustin Jones

Tristan Nerren

Eric Foreman

2

Paul Powers

Hunt HS

Scott Brunner

Zach Miles

Christian Holley

3

Alicia Rodgers

CHS

Dakota Nash

Ricky Padilla

SUGA ROBOTICS

1

Cody Doyle

CHS

Adam Reyes

Zachary Runnels

2

Jordi Valesquez

LMS

Nick Loving

3

Jazz Wallace

Hunt MS

Lisa Kimmey

Ethan Reyes

Bailey Stewart


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