Holly Ridge students impress at science fair

March 16, 2014 

From left to right are Holly Ridge Middle School’s science fair winners, Carson Cope, David Meyers, Joy Ackerman, Kadrin Shedrick and Jon Heinze, all seventh-graders.

COURTESY OF KATHY NICOLL

Joy Ackerman, a seventh-grader at Holly Ridge Middle School in Holly Springs, won first place in the Middle School Chemistry category at the N.C. Science and Engineering Fair’s Central Regional 3A contest and will take her project, “The Effect of Citric Acid on Various Materials,” to the state competition.

Carson Cope and David Meyers, also Holly Ridge Middle seventh-graders, also were honored at the regional contest. Carson won third place in the Middle School Biology B category for “Do Pictures Make a Different in the Adoptability of a dog?”, and David received an honorable mention in the Middle School Biology A category for “Concussions: How Much People Actually Know.”

Each of the students previously won Holly Ridge Middle School’s science fair with their projects.

Also winners at the school-level fair and advancing to the regional competition were Jon Heinze for “P0101U 3PI Robot” and Kadrin Shedrick for “Doctored [Baseball] Bats vs. Non-Doctored Bats.” Jon and Kadrin also are seventh-graders.

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