2021 Eighth Grade Science Fair 

Eighth grade students participated in the annual middle school science fair before Christmas break. Students displayed their projects in the Huge Gallery, and judges included retired STEM professionals, CCS alumni, teachers and administrators. Some of these students will have the opportunity to continue to compete at the Regional North Carolina Science & Engineering Fair at UNC Charlotte Feb. 11-12, 2022. Click here for a media gallery from the science fair.


Behavioral and Social Sciences Category

  • 1st Place: Kendall James, “What the Eye Witnessed”
  • 2nd Place: Eden Davis, “Warped Words”
  • 3rd Place: Claire Carson, “How's Your Taste...Bud?”


Chemistry Category

  • 1st Place: Charlie Cataldo, “All Dried Up”
  • 2nd Place: Morgan Banks, “Flax Favorite”
  • 3rd Place: Caroline Harkness, “Don't Let it Drip”

Earth and Environmental Science Category

  • The Science Fair Award: Thomas Jokinen, “Why So Salty?”


Life Science Category

  • 1st Place: Anne Carlton, “Heart and Mind”
  • 2nd Place: Charlotte Galbreath, “Food For Thought”
  • 3rd Place: Hannah Roddy, “Calling All Reactions”

Physics and Mathematics Category

  • 1st Place: Libby Norvell, “Password Protection”
  • 2nd Place: Keller Ulman, “More Green for More Green”
  • 3rd Place: Drew Darling, “Home Run”