Over 450 students from 22 southwest Montana schools converged Thursday for the annual Montana Tech Regional Division II Science Fair on campus.
The event is one of the five regional fairs in Montana, and features many community-sponsored prizes awarded to young researchers.
The top 10 projects scoring the highest received an all-expenses paid three-day trip to Yellowstone National Park. The winners are:
Brian McGeehan, Butte Central; Bridger McKinney, Katie Ellig, Brie Buchanan and Vincent Davison, Sacajawea Middle School, Bozeman; Carter Johnsen and Julia Barton, Ophir Elementary; Erica Buchholz and Kammren Ashcraft, Three Forks Middle School; Madison Vilhauer, Pushya Krishna and Samantha Stabler, Chief Joseph Middle School.
In addition to the grand prizes, 106 special awards were given out valued at over $30,000.