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The annual McGill Elementary Science Fair was held March 5th, and was a terrific success!  A total of forty projects competed in grade-level categories, with the majority of entries coming from the fourth and fifth grades.  Judges had the opportunity to preview the projects in their assigned category before interviewing individual students.  Eighteen first place, eight second place, and three third place ribbons were awarded, with Coy Sturgeon taking Grand Prize for his project “Monkey Business” and the team of Skylar Meyers and Korbin Lucientes taking Reserve for their project “H2O or H2No.” Both of these projects qualified to go on to the Western Regional Science Fair on March 26th and 27th, as did Mrs. Hanson’s Second Grade, Desirae Valencia, Iris Lofing, Alex Cato, and the team of Kolby Lucientes and Tysen Meyers.  Mrs. Hanson’s class received 2nd Place and ACS at the Regional Fair, and the Lucientes/Meyers team received an honorable mention. McGill Elementary would to extend a very heartfelt “thank you!” to our amazing volunteer judges, Art Olson, Glenn Terry, Alan Wooldridge, Michael Herder, Pete Mangum, Steve Moore, Mary Anderson, and Margaret Bath. Without their help none of this would have been possible!

Pictured are Mrs. Hanson’s Second Grade, Coy Sturgeon, Skylar Meyers, Korbin Lucientes, Iris Lofing, Alex Cato, Kolby Lucientes and Tysen Meyers.