WINNERS

YOUNG WRITERS

Six Jefferson County students’ writing efforts have been selected to compete in the West Virginia Young Writers Contest.

The county’s winners are: Addison Duncan of North Jefferson Elementary (for grades 1 and 2); Una Haines of Shepherdstown Elementary (for grades 3 and 4); Elsa Jenkins of Shepherdstown Middle School (for grades 5 and 6); Isabella Reichel of Shepherdstown Middle (for grades 7 and 8); Guillermo Jordan of Washington High (for grades 9 and 10); and Christopher Ryman of Washington (for grades 11 and 12).

Students across West Virginia could take part in the contest. Students compose entries at school with guidance and support provided by their teachers. School judges select two winning entries from each of the six grade spans and then a county judging team selects a single winning entry from each grade span to go on to the state competition.

All county winners will be invited to attend the Young Writers Celebration in May where the state winners will be announced.

 

SCIENCE FAIR

Judges of Jefferson County Schools’ annual Science Fair in early March at Charles Town Middle School selected students’ projects as the county’s best.

The winning students then went on to compete at the 2013 West Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair, held last weekend in Fairmont.

In the county’s Animal Sciences/Zoology category, Tyler Davis of Wildwood Middle School won first place. Other winners: Chase Duckworth of Harpers Ferry Middle School (second) and Sierra Nuckolls of Harpers Ferry Middle School (honorable mention).

In the category of Behavior and Social Sciences, Desirae Satterlee of Wildwood Middle School won first place. Other winners: Olivia Black, Wildwood Middle School (second); Alexander Hine, Wildwood Middle School (third); Marin Chew, Charles Town Middle School (honorable mention).

In the Biochemistry category, Tarah Mantz of Harpers Ferry Middle School was named third-place winner.

Abigail Carter, Wildwood Middle School, was selected the first-place winner in the category of Cellular and Molecular Biology.

In the Chemistry category, Peyton Lavallee of Charles Town Middle School won first place. Other winners: Zane Janssen of Shepherdstown Middle School (second); Jordan Hibberd of Wildwood Middle School (third); and Hannah Shaffer of Shepherdstown Middle School (honorable mention).

In Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Cameron Boone of Wildwood Middle School took first place. Other winners: Celine Wilson of Charles Town Middle School (second); Kamryn Viands of Harpers Ferry Middle School (third) and Alex Liddell of Shepherdstown Middle School (honorable mention).

In the Environmental Science category, Nicholas Chapman of Wildwood Middle School won first place. Other winners: Dylan Miller of Charles Town Middle School (second) and Elizabeth Smiley of Charles Town Middle School (honorable mention).

In the Mathematical Science category, Samantha Hoffman of Harpers Ferry Middle School was the first-place winner. Other winners: Zachary Nichols of Wildwood Middle (second) and Sam Jenkins of Charles Town Middle School (honorable mention).

In the category of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sarah Threadgill of Harpers Ferry Middle School won first place. Other winners: Andrew Johnson of Wildwood Middle School (second) and Eleanor Kearney of Wildwood Middle School (honorable mention).

In the Microbiology category, Bradlee Bates of Wildwood Middle School won first place. Zachary Knott of Harpers Ferry Middle School won third, while honorable mentions were awarded to both Baylee Carroll-Lynch of Wildwood Middle School and the team of Claire Lillard and Elsa Jenkins of Shepherdstown Middle School.

In the category of Physics and Astronomy, Kevin Alegret of Charles Town Middle School won first place. Other winners: Nicholas Noland of Wildwood Middle School (second); Michael Davis of Wildwood Middle School (third); and Lonnie Griggs of Shepherdstown Middle School (honorable mention).

Robert Barrat of Wildwood Middle School and Ashley Hehle of Charles Town Middle School both won first place in the category of Plant Science/Botany. Second place went to Rayne Hart, a homeschooler.

In the category of chemistry, Samuel DiLima of Jefferson High School was named third-place winner while in the Computer Science category, second place was awarded to Lauren Simpson of Jefferson High School.

 

MATH FIELD DAY

Jefferson County’s annual Math Field Day recognized team winners as well as individual performers.

The team winners were Wright Denny Intermediate School (fourth grade); Blue Ridge Elementary School (fifth grade); Charles Town Middle School (both sixth and seventh) and Shepherdstown Middle School (eighth grade).

Individual winners for the fourth grade: Sara Menz of Wright Denny Intermediate School (first); Jackson Snyder of South Jefferson Elementary School (second) and Nick Moore of Shepherdstown Elementary School (third).

Una Haines of Shepherdstown Elementary School and Andrew Chapman of T.A. Lowery Elementary School were named alternates.

Individual winners for the fifth grade: Abby White of Blue Ridge Elementary School (first); Matthew Spiker of Shepherdstown Elementary School (second) and James Sammons of Wright Denny Intermediate School (third).

Thomas Berkman of Driswood Elementary School, Jack Sudduth of South Jefferson Elementary School and Aimee Ballard of Blue Ridge Elementary School were named alternates.

Individual winners for the sixth grade: Sydnie Knafla of Charles Town Middle School (first); Sarah Pappas of Shepherdstown Middle School (second); and Stephanie Moore of Charles Town Middle School (third).

Zach Knott and Krisian Moore, both of Harpers Ferry Middle School, were named alternates.

Individual winners for the seventh grade: Nicholas Chapman of Wildwood Middle School (first); Jackson Stewart of Charles Town Middle School (second); and Meagan Trivett of Charles Town Middle School (third).

Michael Spuria of Charles Town Middle School and Robert Gianniny of Wildwood Middle School were named alternates.

Individual winners for the eighth grade: Avery Younis of Shepherdstown Middle School (first); Virginia Milleson of Charles Town Middle School (second); and Sara Miskus of Shepherdstown Middle School (third).

Trip Patterson of Shepherdstown Middle School and Denali Neidig of Harpers Ferry Middle School were named alternates.

 

IDEAL AUDITS

Principals at three schools in Jefferson County were recognized recently for perfect audits. Beth Marrone, the school system’s treasurer and chief business official, called the achievement “an excellent reflection of these schools’ financial oversight and planning.”

The principals honored were Chris Walter of Wright Denny Intermediate School, Chuck Hampton of Charles Town Middle School and Heather Boucher of C.W. Shipley Elementary School.

 

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