On March 5, 10 students from Randolph-Macon Academy Middle School competed at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Science Fair at James Madison University. Out of 10 entries, five were recognized with awards.
Afton eighth grader Jasmine Johnson and Amissville seventh grader Ryan Latham tied for third place in consumer science. Her project was "Bugs-B-Gone" and his was "Colorfast."
Hunter Gillis, a sixth grader from Winchester, took second place in planetary science for her project, "You Spin Me Right Round."
Sixth grader Jacob Karen of Winchester took first place in chemistry and also received a Master's Award for his project, "Meltaway."
Thomas Minchew, an eighth grade student from Winchester, also received a Master's Award for his project, "Snap, Crackle, Break." He competed in the category of engineering.
Five other students qualified for the regional competition based on their performance in the school-level competition, including sixth grader Carolyn Laourdakis of Front Royal, for her project "Stinky Growth," sixth grader John Backo of Warrenton for "Plop Plop Fizz Fizz," seventh grader Kate Ponn of Marshall for "Sweet Tooth" and eighth graders Ceara Richards of Bentonville and Amy Go of Ulsan, South Korea, for their projects "Battle of the Sexes" and "Berry Berry," respectively.