Millsboro Middle School students excel at county science fair

Millsboro Middle School students excel at county science fair

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Millsboro Middle School’s team that participated in the recent Sussex County Science Fair.

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Sixth grader Ben Koly earned first-place honors and several other awards with this science fair project: “Edible Saline Tolerant Permaculture Gardening”

MILLSBORO – Students from Millsboro Middle School had a strong showing at the recent Sussex County Science Fair.

Twenty MMS students in Grades 6-8 under the leadership of teachers Lorraine Jordin and Jaime Masters participated in the fair.

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Tessa McDonough placed first in eighth grade at the Sussex County Science Fair with this project: “How Does Fermented Feed Affect Chickens’ Egg Mass?”

MMS winners were as follows:

Ben Koly, 6th Grade

Project: “Edible Saline Tolerant Permaculture Gardening” – First place 6th grade for Sussex County Science Fair; Best Overall Middle School Project from Delaware Technical Community College with free STEM workshop this summer; First place Environmental Award from DNREC; First place Tidewater Utility Inc. ($300 cash prize); Award from University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean and Environment with invitation to travel this summer on research vessel; and Overall Certificate of Excellence Award from Center for the Inland Bays. Ben won more than $500 in cash as well as free workshops.

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Seventh grader Conell Bradner and his science fair project: “How Does the Shape of a Windmill Blade Affect its Function?”

Conell Bradner, 7th Grade

Project: “How Does the Shape of a Windmill Blade Affect its Function?” – ILC Dover Engineering Award.

Mackenzie Crozier, 7th Grade 

Project: “Can Salt Damage to Plants be Reversed?” – American Association of University Women (AAUW) $50 award.

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Mackenzie Crozier with her project. “Can Salt Damage to Plants be Reversed?”

Tessa McDonough, 8th Grade

Project: “How Does Fermented Feed Affect Chickens’ Egg Mass?” – First place 8th Grade for Sussex County Science Fair with invitation to Regional Science Fair in Philadelphia on March 29-31 and her display to be placed in the Museum of Agriculture in Dover. McDonough also received a Most Original Project Award from the AAUW.

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