Tuscola students recognized at Western Regional Science and Engineering Fair
Three Tuscola High School students attended the Western Regional Science and Engineering Fair Feb. 5-6 at Western Carolina University and received recognition for their projects. This year’s theme was “Climate Change: What it Means to You.”
Shade Presnell, was awarded third place in the senior chemistry division for his project titled “Burrrr…”.
Sarah Ferguson, received an honorable mention in the senior chemistry division for her project titled “Cabbage Chemistry.”
Reilly Carter received an honorable mention in the senior chemistry division for his project titled "The Effect of Chloride Salts on the Ebullioscopy of Water."
Several hundred people attended the fair, with 34 schools represented in the competition. A total of 194 students participated, and 40 students earned the right to continue on to the state science fair that will be held in Raleigh in March. The panel of judges for the two days of competition included WCU faculty members and graduate students along with scientists from the area.
“This year's fair was a great success, with large numbers of environmentally-themed and high- quality projects even though numbers were down as result of the weather,” said Kefyn Catley, director of the fair and WCU professor of biology.