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GHS students are competitive at North Idaho science fair; Edwards earns national trip

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Competing at the science fair in Coeur d’Alene last weekend was the Grangeville High School team (L-R) teacher Shaun Bass, Kaitlin Spets. Jill Smith, Amrit Singh, Kevin Finnegan, Emma Edwards and teacher Naomi Finnegan.


Contributed photo Competing at the science fair in Coeur d’Alene last weekend was the Grangeville High School team (L-R) teacher Shaun Bass, Kaitlin Spets. Jill Smith, Amrit Singh, Kevin Finnegan, Emma Edwards and teacher Naomi Finnegan.



— Five Grangeville High School students fared well at the North Idaho Regional Science and Engineering Fair March 3.

Amrit Singh (senior), Kaitlyn Spets (junior), Jill Smith (junior), Kevin Finnegan (sophomore) and Emma Edwards (freshman) attended the event where they competed with about 40 other projects.

The four (Smith and Spets were a team) brought home nine awards.

Singh was awarded a gold medal in the Social and Behavioral Sciences category.

Spets and Smith were awarded a silver medal in the Biological and Environmental category.

Finnegan received a silver medal in the Computer Science and Engineering category and the United States Air Force Outstanding Science or Engineering Project award.

Edwards was awarded a gold medal in the Behavioral and Social Sciences category, Best in Category, the American Psychological Association’s Research and Psychological Sciences award, the Office of Naval Research Naval Science Award, and was third runner-up overall.

“She earned an all-expenses paid trip to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pennsylvania in May,” said GHS teacher Naomi Finnegan, who, along with GHS teacher Shaun Bass mentored and attended the event with the kids.

“These kids have worked hard throughout the year for this day, and they’ve represented Grangeville High School so well,” added Finnegan.



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