Six CCS students move on to State Science Fair

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PITTSBORO — Six Chatham County Schools students have advanced to the State Science Fair.

In the Elementary Division, Elias Koshy of Chatham Grove and Anna Barsalio of Pittsboro received an exemplary rating.

For the Middle School Division, Jacob Hoopes of Margaret B. Pollard placed second in Biological Science A. Madelyn Trunell, also a Margaret B. Pollard student, placed second in Chemistry.

In the High School Senior Division, the Chatham School of Science and Engineering’s Nicholas Maness placed first in Engineering, and Kyle Hickey placed first in physics.

In addition to the six moving on to the State Science Fair competition, several other CCS students competed with note at the regional level:

Elementary Division:

• Jaycey Buck, Waelynn Hardee and Olivia Sussman, Perry Harrison students, received an honorable mention

• Tyler Wolfe of North Chatham received an honorable mention

High School/Senior Division:

• Sara Turner, Kaleb Wilcon, Kathryn Zucker of the Chatham School for Science and Engineering, received an honorable mention in Biological B

• Gabriel Sylvia, also of CSSE, took third place in Biological B

• CSSE’s Mykalah Pettitt and Kaylee Watt received an honorable mention in Earth and Environmental

• James Cameron, Noah Emery and Jack Trigilanos of CSSE placed third in technology

“We are so proud of all of our students who participated,” said Middle School Instructional Program Facilitator for Chatham County Schools Sherri Homan. “How well they did reflects the district’s strong science curriculum and the creativity and work ethic our students possess. Congratulations to all who took part in this year’s Science Fair.”

The State Science Fair will be held March 25 and 26.

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