Lindsley earns trip to Phoenix for state science project

Grangeville High School students participating in the North Idaho Science and Engineering Fair March 2 are (back, L-R) Paige Lindsley, Emma Edwards, Caleb Barger and Kevin Finnegan and (front, L-R) Kaitlyn Spets, Jolie Tosten and Jill Smith.

GRANGEVILLE -- “We are so very proud of our seven students who competed in the North Idaho Science and Engineering Fair,” said Grangeville High School teachers Shaun Bass and Naomi Finnegan.

The event was held in Coeur d’Alene, March 2.

There were 83 projects competing, and GHS received 21 awards, which included the Top School Award for scoring the most points of any school participating. GHS also took home the Best in Fair award with Paige Lindsley. She and Bass will be traveling to Phoenix, Ariz., in May where she will present at the International Science & Engineering Fair.

“They are such a great bunch of students and have worked really hard on their projects all year long,” Finnegan added.

The seven students participating, and their awards are as follows:

*Paige Lindsley (senior) - Gold medal in her category (Plant & Environmental Science), Best in Category, Best in Fair, Genius Olympiad Exceptional Genius Award, Association for Women Geoscientists Earth & Environmental Science Award.

*Caleb Barger (junior) - Gold medal in his category (Computer Science, Mathematics & Embedded Systems).

*Emma Edwards (sophomore)- Gold medal in her category (Behavioral & Social Sciences), US Air Force Outstanding Science & Engineering Project.

*Kevin Finnegan (junior) - Gold medal in his category (Computer Science, Mathematics & Embedded Systems), Naval Science Award, Yale Science & Engineering Assoc. Outstanding Exhibit in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics & Chemistry.

*Jillian Smith (senior) - Silver medal in her category (Plant & Environmental Science), Stockholm Award

*Kaitlyn Spets (senior) - Gold medal in her category (Behavioral & Social Sciences), Best in Category, American Psychological Society Award.

*Jolie Tosten (senior) - Gold medal in her category (Plant & Environmental Sciences), Stockholm Award, Idaho Academy of Science & Engineering Outstanding Research Project, Taking the Pulse of the Planet Award.

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