Middle School Science Fair Winners for 2012

The Randolph-Macon Academy Middle School Science Fair resulted in impressive demonstrations by students across the school.  Thomas Shea ’16 took first place overall with is project, “This is Cancer Calling.” Amidst the tough competition, the following students also stood out among their peers, taking first place prizes in their respective categories of the Biology Division:

  • Remington Gillis ’17, with his project “Bananarama”
  • Kate Ponn ’18, with her project “Madam Butterfly”
  • Sarah Hellen Vaughan ’18, with her project, “Wood Strength”

These students stood out in the Physical Science Division:

  • Ryan Latham ’18, with his project “Batteries: The Shocking Truth”
  • ZiYun “Amy” Wang ’16, with her project “Scrub-a-dub-dub”
  • Cody Borden ’16, his project “Breaking Wind”
  • Mai Linh Ho ’17, with her project “Hold on Tight”
  • Katelyn A. Shea ’17, with her project “Elec-citrusy”

Latham and Wang went on to compete at the 53rd annual Shenandoah Valley Regional Science Fair. Latham placed third in Energy and Transportation, and Wang placed first in Consumer Science.

Randolph-Macon Academy (R-MA), founded in 1892, is a college-preparatory, coeducational day and boarding school for students in grades 6 through 12.  Students in grades 9-12 participate in R-MA’s 91st Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) and have the option to participate in a unique flight program. R-MA is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is located in Front Royal, VA.