DCSS Students Compete at WGRSEF

DCSS Students Win Big at Regional Science Fair
Posted on 02/15/2022
The Regional Science and Engineering Fair took place on Friday February 4th at the University of West Georgia. Twenty-five students from Douglas County middle and high schools competed in categories ranging from Plant Sciences to Computing and Systems Software.

"Overall, our students performed exceptionally well. While their projects displayed superior planning and attention to detail, our students showcased unique abilities in connecting with the judges while describing their methods and conclusions," said Casey Bethel, DCSS' K-12 Science and STEM Coordinator. "Our schools are truly preparing students with the content knowledge and interpersonal skills to be successful."

Fourteen Douglas County students earned first place ribbons, qualifying them to advance to the state-level fair (GSEF) in Athens this April.

One student earned a particularly impressive distinction. Camille Scott, an 8th grader at Chapel Hill Middle School pictured above, won the Overall Best In Show Award in the Junior Division for the second year in a row.

Camille aspires to be a marine biologist, which sheds light on the importance of her project - Waterworks: Identifying Microplastics and Microfibers in Various Water Sources. She tracked the presence of these harmful pollutants in 
Sweetwater Creek over multiple years and compared the results to ocean, tap, and bottled water.
Students with their exhibits at the science fair
We are proud of all of our future scientists and engineers.

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