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Fairland celebrates 17 years of science

PROCTORVILLE — Fairland West Elementary School held its annual Science Fair on Friday, February 25.

This was the 17th year that the school has held the competition for fifth grade students.

This interdisciplinary program is a compulsory component of the fifth grade curriculum.

One hundred and twenty-six students presented projects in the competition. Students are required to follow the scientific method and conduct experiments to prove their theory. Each project was required to have appropriate research reports and log books kept of the experiments.

An open house was held on Friday evening where five students were recognized as having superior projects. Twenty students with outstanding projects were awarded trophies.

The following students won awards at the Science Fair:

Superior: 1st place, Anna Smith; 2nd place, Alex Elliott; 3rd place, Marikate Polcyn; 4th place, Christian Cessna; and 5th place, Jacob Sheppard.

The following students won awards for having outstanding projects: Michael Jeffrey, Mason Cox, Chase Malone, Luke Thomas, Taylor Smith, Maddie McNeeley, Ericca Wall, Christian Marcum, Evan Burcham, Chase Fisher, Taylar Wilson, Isabella Basenback, Caleb Adams, Eli Bowen, Kayla Koster, Hunter Morrison, Halie Williams, Jordan Palmer, Kollin VanHorn and Brennen Criswell.