2013 Incline Elementary Science Fair a huge success
Special to the Bonanza
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — This year’s Incline Elementary Science Fair was held Feb. 12 and was a huge success. Thanks to the school’s partnership with the local AmeriCorps chapter, and the PTA’s funding of the science program, there were an unexpected 142 projects this year (up from 82 projects last year).
All those entries meant lots of work for our esteemed group of 16 judges from the local community. Each student was interviewed about his or her project by a group of three or four judges who gathered information on the student’s project.
Once all the interviews had been completed, the hard work began: determining which students would move on to represent IES at the Western Nevada Science Fair in Reno on March 27-28.
Congratulations to the more than 300 students who participated in the 12 class projects and 130 individual projects. Attendees were impressed with not only the boost in quantity, but also the overall quality of the science projects.
Incline Elementary School students whose projects and inventions will go on to represent IES at the Western Nevada Science Fair in Reno on March 27-28 are:
Fifth grade – Garen Cross, Jacob Collins, Brayden Hock, Jake Harrell, Jorge Jr. Cardiel
Fourth grade – Brad Rye, James Olson, Jakob Hugar, Sam Minkle, Sage Freidus, Summer Ferrell, Laura Flynn
Third grade – Emma Midgley, Dylan Combs
Second grade – Carly Hamilton, Josue Salas
First grade – Ms. Mintz’s first grade class
The following students were also recognized for their strong Science Fair entries: Samantha Giangreco, Gage Pierce, Zoe Belser-Mccaul, Liberty Hanson, Kensal Courdriet, Wyatt Bonham, Christian Schmenk and Mason Smith.
Also, a big thank you to all of the judges; the fair wouldn’t be possible without you! 2013 judges: Tom Pandola, Carol Pandola, Heather Segale, Kylee Wilkins, Ben Tweed, Hannah Leigh, Kelsey Poole, Rebecca Sawyer, Mark Rosenberg, Brent Welling, Mark Smith, Jane Day, Hayley Walker, Ellen Jacobson, Shannon Dillard and Jim Smith.
For more pictures of the fair and other exciting science and outdoor education news, visit http://iesoutdoorscience.com.
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