Students rewarded for their discoveries at fair

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Posted: February 7, 2013

The Winchester Star

Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle School student Alex Giffin holds the $200 check from Valley Health that he won for his science project.
James Wood High School student Morgan Gannon won a gift certificate from the Blandy Experimental Farm at the State Arboretum of Virginia for her science fair project on the effect of rain levels on annual apple yields in Frederick County. “I finally figured out what had the greatest impact,” she said. “It’s not just about rainfall, but the number of rainless weeks.” (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
Frederick County Middle School eighth-grader Riley Creamer won a gift certificate for researching the effect of a genre of music on an artist’s drawing.

MIDDLETOWN — Using a leaf blower and a simulator box, seventh-grader Alex Giffin discovered that the best roof to build to sustain hurricane winds is a flat one.

“I’m letting engineers and other…



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