Nearly 700 public, private, and home-schooled students in grades 4-12 competed in the 2017 Kentucky American Water Science Fair on Feb. 11 at host Bryan Station High School. Overall grade-level winners from Fayette County Public Schools were Joseph Hicks of Maxwell, fourth grade; Kiera Fehr of Edythe J. Hayes Middle, sixth; Quincy Winkler of Morton, seventh; Anna Ackerman of Beaumont, eighth; and Rachel Seevers of Paul Laurence Dunbar High, all-grades.
“We’re pleased to recognize their hard work and perhaps inspire them to continue their exploration in these fields. The need for science, technology, and engineering professionals will continue to be significant well into the future in order to address some of our world’s most significant challenges, so seeing so many students exploring these fields through science fair projects is encouraging,” said Kevin Rogers, vice president of Operations for Kentucky American Water.
The 33rd annual competition, which was organized by FCPS, showcased projects representing chemistry, plant sciences, engineering, physics, and other disciplines. The day also featured a Discovery Zone with more than 30 student-friendly exhibits and hands-on activities open to science fair participants and the public.
By the numbers
- 644 - Registered projects
- 236 - Judges
- 49 - Participating schools and organizations
- 48 - Volunteers
Save the date: The Central Kentucky Regional Science and Engineering Fair is slated for March 4 at host Dunbar.