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Fairland West hosts science fair

ROME TOWNSHIP — Last week was science fair week in Lawrence County.

The county fair took place at Chesapeake Middle School on Thursday, while, the next day Fairland West Elementary hosted its fifth grade science fair.

The event saw participation from 120 students, with projects covering topics such as “Paper Airplanes,” “Cats vs. Birds,” “Battery Life of a Drone,” “Iron Content in Cereal,” “Radiation Generated by a Wi-Fi,” “Activators for Slime,” “Gravity,” “Why Fish Are Needed in an Ecosystem” and “Which Anti-virus Software Works Best on a Computer?”

The projects were judged by professionals from the region’s business and industry, including instructors from Marshall University and St. Mary’s School of Nursing.

Parents and family members were able to view projects in the school’s gymnasium, followed by an awards assembly, in which the top 25 outstanding projects were honored.

Students receiving a trophy at the ceremony included:

1. Emily Ferguson

2. Molly Dunalap

3.Holly Warnick

4. Braelyn Eaches

5. Aden Reed

6. Weston Goff

7. Claire Southard

8. Brooke Walters

9. Bella Weinsweig

10. Maddox Gue

11. Bailey Russell

12. Chloe Mick

13. Emmy Brown

14. Taylor Murphy

15. Taegan Leep

16. Aubrey Hayes

17. Alex Miller

18. Timothy Webb

19. Addyson Cornell

20. Paige Conley

21. Alyssa Judge

22. Kennedi Fulks

23. Addison Godby

24. Conner Black

25. Destiny Hilton