Northwest Elementary student wins dental society award for science project

Dr. John Regan presents a check for $25 to Northwest Elementary School student Jenna Vorheis for the most outstanding dentally-related science fair project.
Dr. John Regan presents a check for $25 to Northwest Elementary School student Jenna Vorheis for the most outstanding dentally-related science fair project. Photo provided.

Northwest Elementary student Jenna Vorheis recently won the first place award from the Isaac Knapp District Dental Society for the best dentally-related science fair project.

The topic of her presentation was "A Comparison of Whitening Toothpastes."

Dr. John Regan presented the award plus a check for $25 as a representative of the dental society.

Seth Mottran and Josh Vorheis received special recognition awards from Dr. Regan for their dentally-related science fair projects. Melissa Ross is the fifth-grade teacher in charge of the science fair.

The Isaac Knapp District Dental Society established a special science fair award program to encourage an interest in dental health and dental careers. The Society represents the counties of Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Jay, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley in Northeast Indiana.

Complete caption: Dr. John Regan presents a check for $25 to Northwest Elementary School student Jenna Vorheis for the most outstanding dentally-related science fair project. Pictured (from left to right) are Melissa Ross, fifth-grade teacher at Northwest Elementary School; Josh Vorheis, Special Recognition recipient; winner Jenna Vorheis; Dr. John Regan, representing the Isaac Knapp District Dental Society; Seth Mottran, Special Recognition recipient and Tracy Howard, teaching assistant.