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Garfield-Palouse Middle School Academic Celebration


GPMS Academic Celebration

The evening of May 8th found the students of GPMS gathered in the school gym to show off their hard work and to compete with their science projects and cardboard cars.  This year we had five teams of four eighth grade students complete with their cardboard cars in an effort to earn the right to put their names on the trophy by winning the event.  This year winning a relay style race was the team of Josh Appel, Ava Hemphill, Andy Link and Kendra Lentz.   Closely behind in second was the team of Colby Duggar, Dane Sykes, Laynie Southern and Megan Olson. 


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The science projects were judges by an excellent group of volunteer judges who had a very difficult time selecting the top three in the 6th and 7th grade.  Prizes were donated by Village Cinema in Pullman, The Palouse Caboose and Papa Murphy’s Pizza.  Below are the winners and the title of their projects.



6th Grade

1st Place: Elvis Gregg with a project titled – Are some colors harder to see than others?

2nd Place: Hailey Beckner with a project titled – Extracting DNA from two different types of strawberries.

3rd Place: Brendan Snekvik with a project titled – Does soaking seeds help seeds soak faster?



7th Grade

1st Place: Lola Edwards with a project titled – The melting project.

2nd Place: Ainsley Sievers with a project titled – What type of coffee will keep your coffee warmest while you travel?

3rd Place: Zoe Laughary with a project titled – Does soaking seeds affect plant growth?