Lander Middle School Science Fair winners named

A crowd attended the Lander Middle School Science Fair Thursday night. (Joshua Scheer photo)

(Lander, Wyo.) – Lander Middle School students displayed their annual science fair projects last night across the school building. Parents and grandparents attended to see their loved ones’ hard work. Below are the winners of the science fair in individual categories.

Plant Sciences:

First: Top It Off: Allison Brown

Second: Ready, Set, Grow: Tim Nelson

Second: Celery Blood Invasion: Ryann Koivupalo & Raylee Nipper

Third: Leafy Colors: Aspen West


Environmental Management

First: Plant It: Hope for Soap: Sadie Thatch

Second: Rotting Pumpkins: Gabriella Maestas

Third: Growing  a Jungle: Kalee Laird & Billie Meeks

HM Bark Beetle: Effects on the Lodge Pole Pine: Sadie Posey


First: Talk to the Germ: Mason Cronk

Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical

First: Solar Cooker: Noelle Harris

Second: You Really Can’t Beat the Coppertop: Caleb Baker & Caleb Langten

Third: Magnetism: Jackson Morris

Seventh-grader Quinten Larremore checked out some of the displays. (Joshua Scheer photo)


First: Got Energy: Ashley Haratyk

Second: Juice vs Juice: Autumn Hnilicka

Third: Ade or Aide: Kiley McConnell & Mason Jacobson

Animal Science:

First: Fish Eating Flakes: Clay Meeker

Second: Animal Skins for Insulation: Kayden Heil

Third: Bug Juice: Groven Ragsdale

Energy & Transportation

First: Just Blow With It: Conrad Swenson

Second: Fan Blades of Glory: Sydney Polson

Medicine  &  Health

First: Heart Rate Effect on Shooting Accuracy: Dylan Clifford

Second: Wormzzz: McKenzie Mann-Wood, Elise Haase, & Becky Cecrle

Third: Swimming Effects on the Heart: Jalynne Brough


First: Which Conditioner? McKenzie Lilygren

Second: Dissolving Paper: Kyler Lesher

Third: Breakfast Bunch: Todd Sutton

HM Jeremiah Perez

Sixth-grader Tyler Coffman and his mom, Betsy Whitehead, browsed the projects. (Joshua Scheer photo)

Earth & Planetary Sciences

First: Gripping Glaciers: Nicholas Nerli

Second: Make an Impact: Paige Sanders

Third: Asteroid Drop; Shaylynn Chand

Environmental Sciences

First: Up in Flames: Jenny Nielsen

Second: Water Quality Tested in Stream: Caleb Huelskamp

Third: Helping Birds in Oil Spills: Jackson Weller

HM Healthy Headwaters: Laina Martin & Draque Roberts

Physics & Astronomy

First: Tremendous Trajectory: Zac Nerli

Second: The Little Magent That Could: Kailee Behunin

Third: Ballistic Statistics: Silas Goetz

HM Soccer Science: Anthony Hartl

HM Swimming with the Fish: Ella Burns

One of the projects. (Joshua Scheer photo)

Behavioral Science

First: Trick or Treat: Using Literature for Primary Pre-Schoolers for Self-Control: Fiachra Rottinghaus

Second: Scents-n-Ability: Abby Hamilton & Lauren Fontaine

Third: Head to Head: Emma Wilkinson

Third: Math, Math Revolution: Andrea Stigers & Emilee Robbins

HM Colorful Memory: Zoe Miller

HM Brain Strain: Drew Wyant

Engineering: Materials & Bio-Engineering

First: Compaction Reaction: Bridger Kimber

Second: Spencer Smithbaker: The Great Bat Debate

Second: Dehydrated Duds: Dylan DeBolt

Third: Which Would You Trust? James Whiting

HM Which Wood? Aaron Yeager

HM Plane Madness: Johnny Destefano

HM Hefty, Hefty, Wood: Cody Slinkard

HM Insulation Situation: Flint Pokorney

The fair took up more rooms than just the commons. (Joshua Scheer photo)


First: The Statistics Game: Noah Gans

Second: Super Bowl Quarterbacks: Max Mazurie

Third: Chess: Josh Anderle