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What's that smell? It must be science fair time.

June 13, 2012 at 1:13 a.m.


Bay City Junior High seventh grade students showed-off their mad-scientist skills at the school's science fair May 14-15. Almost 200 students entered science projects, but judges selected three to receive top honors and awarded five honorable mentions.

Taking first place was Hunter Runnells for her "Do you know the muffin man?" experiment which studied the effects of baking powder on muffins - specifically the impacts of using varying amounts of baking powder to determine how this affected a recipe of muffins. Hunter already has an interest in baking, so the muffin project was a natural extension of her already existing interests.

Second place went to Shannon Brown, while Chandler Davis took third. Receiving honorable mention were: Jamil Hayes, Lane Brady, Sara Talasek, Ethan Frazier and Chloe McGalliard.

Volunteer judges for the science fair were Judge Nate McDonald, Mayor Mark Bricker, Bay City High School science teacher Diana Frankson, and Kevin Dees, the Wharton County Junior College Department Head of Math and Science.

Teacher Jennifer Rodriguez and Assistant Principal Shannon Jedlicka coordinated the event, along with the entire seventh grade teaching staff at BCJH.

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