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KOKOMO, Ind. — The Kokomo area's young scientists took home nearly $5,000 from the Howard County Science Fair, held recently at Indiana University Kokomo.

IMG_4920Emily Harshman (right) presents to Assistant Professor of Physics Patrick Motl.Emily Harshman, from Northwestern High School, earned the top senior division prize of $1,000 for her exhibit, "The Preventative Effects of Selected Fruits on Escherichia Coli and Serratia Marcescens."

Other senior division award winners were: Rachel Johns, Northwestern High School, second place, $700; Lauren Ward, Northwestern High School, third place, $500; Teng Lee, Kokomo High School, fourth place, $400; Nathan Chou, Northwestern High School, fifth place, $300; Ian Parslow, Northwestern High School, sixth place, $250; Joel Coffman, Eastern High School, seventh place, $200; Blaine Kistler, Northwestern High School, eighth place, $150; and Cade Meurer, Northwestern High School, ninth place, $100. Elizabeth Bolyard, Northwestern; and Emma Fenske, Kokomo Area Schools at Home, tied for 10th place, each receiving $50.

The top five in the junior division, in alphabetical order, are Kayla Bevington, Northwestern Elementary; Seth DeCleene, Sts. Joan of Arc and Patrick School; Victoria Leeder, Eastern Elementary; Andrea Peterson, Sts. Joan of Arc and Patrick School; and Jared Smith, Eastern Elementary. Each received $100.

The rest of the top 10 in the junior division, in alphabetical order, were Michael Embry, Kokomo Area Schools at Home; Sophia Schaeffer-Bastin, Sts. Joan of Arc and Patrick School; Thomas Warner, Howard Elementary; Amanda Wilson, Northwestern Elementary; and Tyler Wilson, Northwestern Elementary. Each received $50.

The annual Howard County Science Fair is a partnership between Indiana University Kokomo and Haynes International. Many IU Kokomo faculty and students volunteered as judges, and also provided programs for students in Hunt Hall and the Observatory between judging and the awards ceremony.

Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.