Salk science fair winners announced

Science fair awards were presented to Salk Middle School students Tuesday, Jan. 15.

Select individuals have been chosen to represent Salk Middle School at regionals held at St. Cloud State University Feb. 28.

Top honors locally went to Dylan Clausen, Maxwell Brown, Nicole Butterfile and Michael Hall.

First-place honors went to Andrea Westgaard, Sam Nordstrom, Erika Kovar, Richard McCormick, Rachel Dorff, Anna Charboneau, Ellie Humphrey, Jill Humphrey, Mikhail Henin, Vytas Soderholm, Emily Johnson, Sydney Bengtson and Lauren Ott.

Second-place honors went to Anna Trace, Sabrina Onuma, Sophia Kruger, Kincaid Strain, Madison Bizal, Emma Waller, Mason Tegg, Michael Fisher, Jeffrey Watkins, Megan Debes, Katelyn Tentis, Hannah Czech, Megan Scroeder, Benjamin Schafer, Sarah Vernon and Madison Ofegaard.

And third-place honors went to Rachel Schroeder, Hayley Ackerman, Gabi Haack, Paris Pyles, Madeleine Griffin, Samantha Elsenpeter, Alexandria Foote, Olivia Hahn, Amanda Patterson, Ashley Purcell, Dylan Baer, Zachary Kruger, Jarod Gill, Cole Antilla, McKenna Wesloh, Kateyln Gfroerer, Spencer Larson, Gannon Larson, Emma Brotemarkle, Mckensie James and Mollie Heinen.

Miranda Rice, McKenzie Herrboldt, Maxell Waite, Sydney Schuster, Colton Hansen were winners of the teachers’ choice awards.

Seventh- and eighth-grade students at Salk Middle School participated in the annual science fair.  They created an experiment based on research and the scientific method and presented their findings to judges.

Many Elk River community members volunteered their time to support the students by serving as judges. These volunteers represented many local businesses and organizations including Cymbet, City Hall, RSVP group, Metal Craft, Sherburne County Fair Board, The Bank of Elk River, Sporttech, Anoka Technical College, Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge, CDI, M&M Precision Machining, the Star News, the Elk River Area School District and many others.