More than 225 students from Johnson Junior High competed in the school’s first science fair that is set to be held annually.
On, Thursday, February 27th, 2014 the student scientists displayed their projects in the Multipurpose Room, at Johnson Junior High in Arbuckle.
Projects were judged by four volunteer community members.
“The turnout was fantastic!” said event coordinator and educator, Katie Jones, “It was nice to see the kids, their families and the community all participating in our youth’s education.”
Kathy Corona took first place for the seventh grade, and Lauren Curtis took first place for the eighth grade. Kathy Corona also won best of Show.
The purpose of the science fair to develop skills in writing, oral presentation, creative thinking and problem solving all while instilling interest, curiosity and the desire to explore the mysteries of the world.
In addition to showcasing their work, the students participated in a Mad Science Demonstration.
Mad Science gives children the experience of science in a fun and entertaining way while instilling a clear understanding of what science is really about and how it affect the world around us.
The evening ended with the sixth grade hosting a Taco Dinner, a fund-raiser for their Shady Creek Science Camp, raising over $5,000.