Locals shine in regional science fair
Thirty-eight high school and junior high students brought projects for competition.
Junior Division finalists to the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair (CSEF) are 3rd place Clay Robinson of Liberty, 2nd place Sean Sager of Merino, and Junior Best of Fair winner Kennedy Frank of Liberty. Kennedy also received a $500 scholarship from the Frank & Gloria Walsh Foundation. A number of special awards and category awards were given; Yuma’s Bridger Lynch received the Director’s Choice award.
Casey Shaw, a Liberty High Senior, was named the region’s finalist to the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), held in Pittsburgh. This was Casey’s fourth consecutive nomination to the ISEF. Cody Robinson of Yuma was 2nd place senior, and Sydnee Roth of Liberty was the 3rd place senior winner. Both Cody and Sydnee were named Student Observers to the ISEF. The Frank & Gloria Walsh Foundation awarded Casey and Cody each a $2,000 scholarship. Cody was also awarded a $500 travel stipend for the ISEF from the Walsh Foundation, and Casey’s trip to the ISEF will be paid for by INTEL and our regional fair sponsors.
High school finalists to the CSEF are Yuma’s Austin Blomstrom, Courtney Ross, Logan Klein and Cody Robinson. Liberty High School finalists to the CSEF are Jaret Lichty, Tyson Lichty, Sydnee Roth and Casey Shaw.
We’d like to acknowledge the teachers who spend enormous amounts of time with their students in preparation for this competition. Amy Melby of Yuma and Linda Niccoli of Liberty both prepare their students with high quality projects. Robert Newton of Merino and Karl Donnelson of Fleming bring their junior high students, and special acknowledgement goes to Kristianna Rutledge of Yuma Middle School for bringing 18 sixth-grade projects for competition.