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Home-Schooled Students Hold Science Fair at UTSI

Three students took top honors in a science fair for home-schooled students April 1 at The University of Tennessee Space Institute.

Taylor Jackson, daughter of Randy and Julie Jackson of Estill Springs, placed first with an exhibit labeled “Don’t Give Your Teeth the Brush-Off.”

Micah Hauge, son of Jeff and Tammy Hauge of Winchester, took second place with his “Opening a New Can of Worms” exhibit while Haley Wert, daughter of Mark and Lorie Wert of Decherd captured third place with her “Juice Rockets” exhibit.

Other participants included Derek Kudla, son of Mike and June Kudla, and Kimberlie Jackson, daughter of Julie and Randy Jackson, all of Estill Springs, and Abby Smith, daughter of Eric and Julie Smith, and Decon and Seth Doak, sons of Andy and Melissa Doak, all of Tullahoma.

Christy Huddleston of Murfreesboro, a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, was judge of creativity while Tom Ebel of Massachusetts, a graduate student in Electrical Engineering at UTSI, judged the science aspects.

Tammy Hauge and UTSI Administrative Specialist Rebecca Layman of Decherd coordinated the event. Jeff Hauge handed out awards to the participants during a dinner in the Institute’s dining room.