David E. Norman Elementary School and White Pine Middle School joined forces for their annual Science Fair on Feb. 18. Held in the David E. Norman gymnasium, students registered their projects and judges from around the community and county interviewed them.
Judges asked questions to determine how well each student understood the scientific method and reviewed journals kept by the students to see how well they applied the method to their project. The fair had close to 80 exhibits, including inventions and innovations also developed by the students.
The winners were broken into three different grade levels.
The winner from David E. Norman Elementary grades kindergarden through second was Emma Speakman-Watt, with runner-ups Gianna Sedlacek and Gunner McNutt. Nafanua Vinson won for grades third through fifth, with runner-ups Shayla Williams and Adryana Garcia. White Pine Middle School winners were Maren Barney, Henry Sorensen, Hailey Ernest, Kendra Thompson, Sven Pickens, Brenna Byrd, Leslie O’Brien and Destiny Sunday.
The six projects from WPMS and nine projects from David E Norman will represent their schools at the Western Nevada Regional Science and Engineering Fair in Reno, Nevada on March 26-27.
The Science Fair Committee would like to thank the following volunteers for their time and assistance: Robinson Nevada Mining Company employees: Chase Stevens, John Thiel, Michael Garbacki, Al Steiner, Deborah Potts and Joe Haskell. Community members: Denys Koyle, Susan Wetmore, Glenn Terry, Joy Bennett, Alexa Neilson and Marc Vinson. Each of these individuals gave their entire morning to talk with students and gave them valuable feedback on their projects. The Committee would also like to thank Donna Bath, Lara Manning, Amy Sorensen and Lori Drew for all of their help and volunteer hours during the fair.