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Dozens earn medals in 2020 District Science Fair


The 2020 Kentucky American Water Science Fair, coordinated by Fayette County Public Schools, featured some 500 projects submitted by public, private, and home-school students competing under the theme “Binge on Science.” Their myriad entries represented a variety of disciplines such as chemistry, plant sciences, engineering, and physics, and dozens of students took home district-level awards Feb. 1. “We believe in the young people in our community, and we understand the importance of math and science, so we want to encourage students in these fields,” David Farrar, KAW’s vice president of Operations, said during the 36th annual awards ceremony.

Superintendent Manny Caulk thanked families for supporting their children, the four dozen volunteers who set up the event at host Frederick Douglass High School, the more than 200 judges who evaluated the entries, and instructional specialist David Helm, who organizes the competition. “What truly makes our science fair great is our students,” Caulk noted. 

The winners advance to the Central Kentucky Regional Science and Engineering Fair, set for March 7 at host Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. For more information, please email FCPS K-12 science instructional specialist David Helm.



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