KMS and KHS students win big at science fair

Keokuk High School and Keokuk Middle School students showcased their Science Research projects at KMS in the library on Feb. 22 as they continue to prepare for the upcoming competitive science fair season with advisor Arie Schiller, a KMS Science Teacher. 

The science fair featured 10 KMS projects from 16 students and 15 KHS projects from 16 students. 

KMS – Physical Category
First Place – Isabella Smith
Second Place – Kyan Campbell

KMS – Biological Category
First Place – Hailey Lambert 
Second Place – Harper Wesely
Third Place – TEAM Elizabeth Cook and Olivia Cochenour 

KHS – Physical Category
First Place – Kelly Takorbisong
Second Place – TIE Landon Mondon and Natalee Alberts

KHS- Biological Category
First Place – Keira Campbell
Second Place – Cally Leenerts
Third Place – Christine Condren
Fourth Place – Kiersten McNally 
Fifth Place – Ayla Zinnert

Best Board Award
KMS Award – Isabella Smith
KHS Award – Kelly Takorbisong

Best Use of Photography Award
KMS Award – TIE Kyan Campbell and TEAM Olivia Cochenour and Elizabeth Cook
KHS Award – Ayla Zinnert

Most Original Project Award
KMS Award – TEAM Bryar Hayner, Jadyn Burton, Jackson Bair
KHS Award – Christine Condren 

Inspiring Excellence Award
KMS  Award – Isabella Smith, Kyan Campbell, Harper Wesely, Maddy Flickinger, Hailey Lambert, Savin Langenwalter
KHS Award – Landon Mondon, Izzie Droege, Kelly Takorbisong, Keira Campbell, Cayden Brewer

Lee County Soil and Conservation Award
KMS Award – TEAM Elizabeth Cook and Olivia Cochenour, Maddy Flickinger, Savin Langenwalter
KHS Award – Landon Mondon, Kelly Takorbisong

The KMS and KHS students will participate in additional science competitions, which include:

  • Feb. 24 at the Culver-Stockton Science Fair
  • March 7 at the Southeastern Community College Science Fair
  • March 16 at the Eastern Iowa Science and Engineering Fair
  • April 4-5 at the State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa