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NCSD Hosts 2015 District and Jr. Regional Science Fair!

Natrona County Schools hosted the District and Jr. Regional Science Fair on Saturday, Feb. 7th at Verda James Elementary School.

Students from NCSD in grades 4th and 5th competed at the District Science Fair level. Students who have an interest in hands-on learning and science are challenged to utilize their imagination in completing their project while developing research and problem-solving skills. Although students in this grade level are not eligible to move on to the State Science Fair, they are provided a valuable and fun opportunity to gain experience to help them with future projects.

Student Science Fair Project line the tables at Verda James Elementary in preparation for the big event!

Student Science Fair Projects line the tables at Verda James Elementary in preparation for the big event

The Regional Science fair was held in conjunction with the District Science fair and provided students in grades 6th-8th the opportunity to participate. Participation in a Science Fair provides students with the opportunity to “model the work of professional research scientists” while improving upon their scientific method, presentation and public speaking skills.

 

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Trinity Zierden, grade 5, of St. Anthony’s Tri-Parish School

       The Charles E. Wolff Outstanding Science Fair Award is   named after Charles Wolff, a former Science Fair judge and uranium executive. Participants are considered on the Best of Show winners from each category in the District competition. Trinity Zierden, grade 5, of St. Anthony’s Tri-Parish School had the overall outstanding science project! Her name will be added to the plaque and the traveling award will be hung in her school for the remainder of this school year.

 

 

The Excellence in Science Award, given to a deserving District or Jr. Regional Science Fair environmentally related entry, was presented to Brooklyn Wistisen by Carla Martin from Casper Energy Laboratories.

Excellence in Science Award. Brooklyn Wistisen, Excel Academy. Awarded by Carla Martin, Casper Energy Laboratories.

Excellence in Science Award. Brooklyn Wistisen, Excel Academy. Awarded by Carla Martin, Casper Energy Laboratories.

 Check out the NCSD Facebook Page to view more photos from the event! A  full list of award recipients can be found here.

Thank you to the sponsors of the 2015 Science Fair:

  • Greiner Motor Company
  • Michael R. Keim, DDS
  • NAPA Auto Parts
  • WY NASA Space Grant Consortium
  • Natrona County Education Association
  • The Society of Petroleum Engineers
District Athletics/Activities Manager, Terry Hooker, congratulates the students on their success!

District Athletics/Activities Manager, Terry Hooker, congratulates the students on their success!

NCSD employee Gayle Schnorenberg visits with a participant! The success of the Science Fair each year is assisted by many community volunteers and NCSD staff and teachers.

NCSD employee Gayle Schnorenberg visits with a participant!

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