Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

Barren County Schools

March 5, 2014

Barren County students participate in science fair

GLASGOW — Barren County Schools hosted the annual District Science Fair for grades 5-8 on Thursday.    

The event was coordinated through Barren County Instruction and Technology department under the coordination of district resource teacher, Mrs. Dinah Wallace. Each of the district’s seven elementary schools and Barren County Middle school advanced their school-level winners to the district competition.   

The event was at the Trojan Academy. Students from the Trojan Academy Science Club and Ambassador Program interviewed, judged, and scored the projects for the night.

Director of Instruction, Mr. Scott Harper, who served as the emcee for the event, said, “Our district science fair allows our students to showcase their scientific skills and problem solving. As you can tell from the quality of entries, just competing at this level is a great honor.”  

The competition had 67 entries from the eight Barren County schools. The event also served as one of the Barren County Intermediate Magnet activities which seeks to provide experiences and learning beyond the regular school day in the areas of academics, leadership, the arts, and the community.  

Wallace, the event coordinator, said “Tonight’s event allowed us to showcase all of the pillars of our elementary magnet program.”

Superintendent Bo Matthews stated, “I was impressed with the quality of the exhibits and support from our parents. To have a gym full of students and their parents for a district Science Fair is phenomenal. Our students are laying the foundation to engage in deeper learning offered by our Magnet program, Bio Med program and Engineering programs. This is another piece of the puzzle that is a testament to the focus of the Barren County School System. All students are finding pathways to success.”

At the end of the evening, there was an awards program.  

Those honored were as follows:

Fifth Individual Project Awards: First, Briley Burks, Red Cross; second, Ty Aidala, North Jackson; third, Mattie Coomer, Hiseville.

Fifth Group Project Awards: First, Cayli Garrett and Sally Settle, Temple Hill; second, Chloe Sharp and Mattie Anderson, North Jackson; third, Paige Berryman and Nick Rigsby, Temple Hill

Sixth Individual Project Awards:  First, Easton Frazier, North Jackson; second, Trevor Strange, Eastern; third, Benji Shireman, North Jackson.

Sixth Group Project Awards: First, Kaity Martin and Grace Lowe, North Jackson; second, Madeline Williams and Leah Jessee,North Jackson; third, Katie Mae Farley and McKayla Collins, North Jackson.

Seventh Grade Individual Project Awards / BCMS: First, Caroline Kinsman; second, Charles Massey; third, Katie Karl.

Seventh Grade Group Project Awards /BCMS: First, Mallory Pedigo and Bailey Pedigo; second, Briley Barron, Braydon Peavler, Jared Tunkes.

8th Grade Individual Project Awards /BCMS: First, Hannah Huffaker; second , Erin Wilson.

Non–finalist Awards

Best Interview Award: Ella Jones, Hiseville.

Best Display Award: Madison Minor, Austin Tracy.

Most Innovative Project: Kelton Wyatt and Dillon Short, Park City.

Team Sportsmanship Award: Park City Elementary.

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