Putnam, DeKalb students win at regional science and engineering fair

Posted by Lori Shull - Friday, June 01 2012
lshull@tntech.edu

 

thumb PutnamDeKalb2Nearly 100 competitors representing grades 4 through 12 participated in the 58th annual Cumberland Plateau Regional Science and Engineering Fair this spring at the Millard Oakley STEM Center at Tennessee Tech University. The students were from more than 10 counties.

“I was very pleased with the level of exhibits on display during this year’s fair,” said Peter Li, director of the fair and professor of geography at TTU. “It is always exciting to see the discoveries that our students make in their research. I congratulate all of this year’s participants, award winners, their families and teachers.”

Monterey High School student Payton Norrod won first place in the engineering category of the junior division, which includes grades seven through nine. Kirckland Smallwood of DeKalb West School in Smithville took second and Dakota McDonald of Livingston Middle School won third.

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