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County science fair set for Thursday

Event will take place at Chesapeake Middle School

CHESAPEAKE — The Lawrence County Science Fair is set for Thursday at Chesapeake Middle School.

The fair is sponsored by the Lawrence County Educational Service Center, along with community partners, and will feature 132 projects from 144 students.

Teams and individual students from fifth through eighth grades at Chesapeake, Fairland, South Point, Ironton, Dawson-Bryant, Rock Hill and St. Lawrence schools will participate.

Early set-up for students and parents will be Wednesday from 5 to 6:30 p.m..

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday and students must arrive at the fair by 8:45 a.m. All projects must be set up and ready for the judges by 9 a.m. Judging will begin at 9:15 a.m.

A reception is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, in which the public can come and view the projects., followed by an awards presentation at 7:30 p.m.

Julie Walters, student services coordinator for ESC, said ribbons will be given to projects deemed “superior,” “excellent” or “good” in the fifth/sixth grade and seventh/eighth grade competitions.

Three trophies will go to the top three overall projects.

Waters said, in the event of inclement weather, and possible rescheduling of the fair will be based on the schedule of the Chesapeake school district.

If there is a snow day, the fair will be rescheduled for the next day. If there is a two-hour delay, the fair will be delayed by two hours.

Projects deemed “superior” will go on to compete at the District 14 fair at Shawnee State University in March. Superior projects from that event will go on to the state fair at Ohio State University in Columbus, scheduled for May.