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Elijah Jones, 12th grade, Jackson High School, Elijah is working on synthesizing a vital chemical used in malaria and cancer treatments which is currently only available from plants. He is on step 5 of 8 to create this chemical.  If successful, drugs that use this will become cost effective.

LaNita Devine, 12th grade, Wentzville Holt High School, LaNita has identified two novel antibiotic compounds that have not been previously included in the national databases.  This means that there is a potential that these compounds might be a source for new antibiotics which could help with illnesses that are becoming resistant to current antibiotics.

Ethan Dunsworth, 12th grade, Wentzville Holt High School, Ethan is working to develop a nuclear fusion reactor that will produce electricity WITHOUT any radioactive waste being generated as a byproduct!

Mallorie Coffee, 12th grade, Jackson High School, Mallorie’s year 2 study looks at a possible way to treat antibiotic resistant bacteria, like Strep, by preventing the initial release of toxins.

Sarah Goldstein, 11th grade, Wentzville Holt High School, Sarah determined the lethal dose of cannabidiol (CBD) oil in fruit flies for the purpose of expanding her research project to test the effects of CBD oil on the production of collagen as it relates to Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.

Manel ElMorabit, 6th grade, Governor French Academy, Manel’s experiment showed that using VUVC light was an effective tool to kill yeast colonies and may be a way to easily sterilize facemasks at home.

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Tate Friedrich, 12th grade, Jackson High School, Tate was able to make a drone fly without any moving parts which has broad applications for military and unmanned craft deliveries.

Emma Shields, 11th grade, Jackson High School, To address the ocean algae bloom problem, Emma successfully showed that Elodea plants tied into seaweed ‘farms” in the upstream rivers could effectively absorb the water’s extra phosphorus.

Grace Johnson, 11th grade, Lebanon High School, Ag Science research trying to use naturally occurring fungi to prevent weeds from using the available nitrogen in field crops.

Lisa Crawford, 9th grade, Governor French Academy, As a 9th grader, Lisa’s math project prepares her for future work doing geospatial calculations.

Tahlor Johnson, 12th grade, Governor French Academy, Tahlor has been researching the effect of hair dye to reduce the cancer causing effect on people who frequently dye their hair.

Maya Irvine, 12th grade, Camdenton High School, Found that the leaves of Bush Honeysuckle produce a natural preemergent herbicide chemical that may be a green solution for row crops.

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Hannah Christ, 11th grade, Wentzville Holt High School, Hannah assesses the relationship between fungi and plant roots grown in a hydroponic system by measuring various growth parameters, such as height, surface area, and colonization.

Logan Bruns, 12th grade, Jackson High School, By researching the effects of spin rate on a four seamed fastball, Logan was able to determine that the more the fastball spins, the greater the pitching velocity.

Macy Steber, 12th grade, Wentzville Holt High School, 2nd year study working to see if Vitamin D3 and Omega 3 Fatty Acids will improve insulin absorption.

Megan Steber, 12th grade, Wentzville Holt High School, Megan is researching if the anti inflammatory property of ground up Avocado seeds would help reduce symptoms in people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Amelia Truong, 12th grade, Wentzville Holt High School, Amelia conducted a bioinformatics research project which showed a pattern of genes that were responsible for coral bleaching.

Allison Drennan, 11th grade, Lebanon High School, Cinnamaldehyde was found to be effective as an antibacterial agent in a produce wash for leafy greens.

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Sage Reagan, 10th grade, Governor French Academy, Sage continues her multiyear research project on C Elegans to help her find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis.

Charli Sparks, 11th grade, Jackson High School, Covid-19 Symptoms to Blood Types

Kylie Harris, 11th grade, Jackson High School, Spider Superpowers: Antibacterial Properties of Spider Silk

Lillian Hoffman, 12th grade, Jackson High School, The effect of oxidative stress on the fertility and reproductive levels of fruit flies is not significant when the stressor is identified as hydrogen peroxide.

Noah Lynch, 10th grade, Jackson High School, Using Mel to Terminate Staphylococcus and Clostridium Tetani

Graysen Johnston, 12th grade, Jackson High School, Effects of the Presence or Absence of Isopods of the Genus Porcellio on Soil Nutrient Content and Plant Growth

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Bailey O’Neal, 10th grade, Jackson High School, The frequency of sound waves was shown to have very little effect on a person’s anxiety

Riley O’Neal, 12th grade, Jackson High School, An Evidence Review of Face Masks Over Daytime Use

Tormey McManaman, 10th grade, Jackson High School, Superconductive properties of different alloys

Reagan Newell, 11th grade, The effect of acidity on enamel of teeth

Heath Bana, 12th grade, Wentzville Holt High School, Heath created a simulation model to attempt prediction of COVID 19 infections at his high school.

Olivia Harmann, 12th grade, Wentzville Holt High School, Olivia is researching the role weight requirements in the sport of wrestling play on young women’s body image and self esteem.

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Hannah Davis, 12th grade, Hayti High School, Dual expressing cells have been found to be the fundamental factor that causes Type 1 Diabetes

Mallorie Coffee, 11th grade, Jackson High School, Solving the antibiotic resistance of Strep by preventing the initial release of toxins

Devanshi Patel, 12th grade, Holt High School, Industrial manufacturing of chemicals could be made more efficient, less expensive, and more environmentally friendly by using different catalysts.

Macy Steber, 11th grade, Holt High School, Vitamin D supplementation could reduce the need for insulin in type I diabetics

Amaya Kopp, 12th grade, Holt High School, The expression of the TRVP4 gene in humans could potentially affect the development and progress of multiple sclerosis.

Cora Sverdrup, 12th grade, Holt High School, Music in different keys could potentially affect creative expression.

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Sam Berkley, 12th grade, Governor French Academy, I wrote code that creates constantly-changing passwords that cannot be broken by hackers

Eli Jones, 11th grade, Jackson High School, Current developments towards the total synthesis of the new potential drug candidate Lindbergin E could allow for the cost-effective, large-scale preparation of the drug and its analogs.

Brenton Goyea, 9th grade, Governor French Academy, Pomegranate peel powder was the most effective of three methods tested for cleaning up oil spills

Winston Pais, 11th grade, Jackson High School, Extended iPhone usage was found to have a negative impact on one’s cervical neck bone angle

Tahlor Johnson, 11th grade,  Governor French Academy, Shampoos with sulfates, such as Pantene and Garnier, cause hair dye to fade at an accelerated rate

Sage Reagan, 9th grade, Governor French Academy, Thrash counts show effect of heavy metals on C Elegans and may predict neurodegenerative disease

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Elanor Murphy, 8th grade,  Timber Ridge Academy, The Effects of Low Frequency Noise from Wind Turbines on Drosophila Melanogaster

Sophie Little, 9th grade,  Timber Ridge Academy, Drought Tolerance in Setaria viridis and its Application to Worldwide Crops

Madisyn Swan, 11th grade,  Hayti High School,  Bacteria Growth on Toothbrushes

Jah’niihya Barringer and Cloey Phelps, 12th grade, Hayti High School, Phytoremediation of Heavy Metals in Water Using Duckweed

Meegan Sanders, 11th grade,  Hayti High School, How Cognitive Learning is Affected by Carbon Dioxide Levels

Stemaiya Robinson, 11th grade, Hayti High School, How Does Air Pollution Affect Our Crops

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Brandi Peoples, 11th grade, Hayti High School, How Does Air Pollution Affect Our Crops

Hayley Mattern, 12th grade, Holt High School, Evaluating mutations in Volvox algae could help us understand the development of multi-cellularity

Emma Shields, 10th grade, Jackson High School, Putting Clams to the Test

John Stewart, 12th grade,  Governor French Academy, Seat distribution and calculated efficiency gap indicates effective fairness metric for district map

Isabella Navarre, 9th grade,  Governor French Academy, Computer Vision and Machine Learning were able to correctly identify different flower species from photographs
Catie Vincent, 10th grade,  Governor French Academy, The general public is most likely to be accepting of deviance in a social setting

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Gracyn Pietrusinski, 12th grade,  Holt High School, The inclusion of a different type of antigen could make a more effective flu vaccine

Sophia Lange, 9th grade, Timber Ridge Academy, Blinded by Science
Daniel Wamsley, 8th grade,  Timber Ridge Academy, Creating a Mutant Volvox Library to Improve Biofuel Research

Katherine Phillips, 12th grade, Jackson High School, The Effect of Platinum (II) Chloride on Cancerous Lung Cells

Megan Steber, 11th grade, Holt High School, Vitamin D supplementation could reduce circulating blood sugar in type I diabetics
LaNita DeVine, 11th grade, Holt High School, Development of a reporter plasmid for RSV is a necessary first step in creation of an RSV vaccine

Kevin Luster, 11th grade, Hayti High School, The Crystal Structure of 2-Amino-4, 6-Dihydroxypyrimidine Determined from X-ray Crystallography

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