20 February 2012
KOKOMO, Ind. — Howard County’s young scientists received more than $4,000 in cash prizes at Saturday’s Howard County Science Fair at Indiana University Kokomo.
Megan Harshman from Northwestern High School won the $1,000 top prize in the senior division, with her exhibit “The Stroop Dilemma.”
Other senior division winners were Jenna Jordan, Northwestern, $700 for second place; Emily Harshman, Northwestern, $500 for third place; Melissa Ullmer, $400 for fourth place; and Teng Lee, Kokomo High School, $300 for fifth place. Those receiving $100 each were Conner Miller, Northwestern, sixth; Jackson Fessenden, Northwestern, seventh; Shadrach Jakes, Northwestern, eighth; Savannah Duchateau, Eastern, ninth; and Zachary Patterson, Eastern, 10th.
In the junior division, the top five students received $100 each while sixth through 10th places received $50 each. The top five, in alphabetical order, were Michael Embry, Kokomo Area Schools at Home; Joseph Hawes, Kokomo Area Schools at Home; Vinh Lee, Maple Crest Middle School; Emily Martin, Northwestern Elementary; and Tyler Wilson, Northwestern Elementary.
Sixth through 10th place winners were, in alphabetical order, Bryce Cunningham, Howard Elementary; Jack Engelder, Redeemer Lutheran School; Jillian LaRowe, Eastern Elementary; Gracie Pike, Kokomo Area Schools at Home; and Jay Pike, Kokomo Area Schools at Home.
The Howard County Science Fair is the result of a long-time community partnership between IU Kokomo and Haynes International, and is just one example of how the university is building relationships and making friends in north central Indiana.
Many IU Kokomo faculty members volunteered to judge the 80 projects, and provided workshops for science fair participants while during super judging of the top senior projects.
Howard County Science Fair sponsors are IU Kokomo Chancellor Michael Harris and staff, the IU Kokomo physical plant staff, Haynes International, Inc., Mark and Janet Comerford; Charles and Sandy Sponaugle, The Wyman Group, Kokomo Rotary Club, Bob and Marcia Gillette and Emily Bargerhuff.
Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.