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News Release, Calvert County Public Schools

Calvert County Public Schools proudly announces the winners of the 2020 Science Fair. Diamond Lewis of Northern High School won the grand prize in the senior division with her project “Early Concussion Detection: The Photonic Headband.” Windy Hill Middle students Casey Brabson and Ava Robshaw captured the junior grand prize with their project “Batter Up.”

Dr. Daniel D. Curry, the Superintendent, said, “Our students conducted true scientific research for these projects. The STEM skills they learned will serve them well in the future.”

Judging criteria include the challenge of the project and the scientific research practices used by the student, plus the oral and visual presentation and significance of the topic. All projects were judged by three professionals from the STEM community.

Diamond Lewis of Northern High School

In addition to winning the grand prize, Diamond Lewis won a $750 Scholarship from the Southern Maryland Association of Realtors, earned honorable mention from the Patuxent Partnership, won the Johns Hopkins University Society of Engineering Alumni 1st Place Award and gift card, $50 from Educational Systems Federal Credit Union, and 1st place senior division of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Award of $200.

Casey Brabson and Ava Robshaw also earned honorable mention from the Patuxent Partnership, honorable mention for INCOSE, won the Johns Hopkins University Society of Engineering Alumni 2nd Place Award and gift card, and $50 from Educational Systems Federal Credit Union.

An Nguyen and Eliza Williams of Huntingtown High won the Patuxent Partnership Unmanned Systems Chief Engineer Award, earned honorable mention from INCOSE, and a $25 merit award for their project “Is a Phone a Distraction?”

Windy Hill Middle students Casey Brabson and Ava Robshaw

Caleb Childress of Southern Middle won the Patuxent Partnership Unmanned Systems Chief Engineer Award, a $25 merit award, $50 from the Calvert County Department of Economic Development, earned honorable mention from INCOSE, and the Water and Waste Operators Association’s senior-level award of $50. His project was entitled, “Erosion: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly.”

Calvert Middle’s Jonathan Dean won a $25 merit award, $50 from the Calvert County Department of Economic Development, an honorable mention from the Patuxent Partnership, 1st place junior division INCOSE Award of $100, and the Water and Waste Operators Association’s junior-level award of $100. His project was named, “Clean as a Whistle: Can a hydraulic arm remove all types of trash from bodies of water?”


David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...