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Several Preston students place in state Science and Engineering Fair

The West Virginia Science and Engineering Fair was held Saturday at Fairmont State University’s Falcon Center Gym.

First place projects/winners will advance to the West Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair (WVSEF) March 4 at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center.

According to the website, the fair acts as an entry point for West Virginia high school students to qualify for the Regeneron International Science and Engineer Fair. Middle school students can qualify for the Thermo Fisher Scientific Junior Innovators Challenge and the Lemelson Early Inventor Prize.

First Place:
Scarlett Hayes — Central Preston
Emma Goodrich — Central Preston
Aubrey Welch an Kylee Barr — Central Preston
Reese Stratton — Central Preston
Katelyn Gribble — South Preston
Jacob Heubi — Bruceton
Branson Roth — Aurora
Donald Parks — Preston High
Levi Yoder — Preston High
Ethan White — Preston High
Rick Deal — Preston High

Second Place: Olivia Simmons — Aurora
Judah Cathell and Quentin Cathell — South Preston
John Grosso — West Preston
Garrett Haymond — Preston High
Carly Casteel — Preston High
Colson Manko — Preston High

Third Place: Emma Moats and Harper Wilt — Aurora
Madilyn Livengood — Aurora
Storm Gower — South Preston

For more information about the WVSEF, go to West Virginia Science and Engineering Fair — West Virginia Department of Education (