V. Lindsay Seventh-day Adventist School held its annual Science Fair at the school on April 21. Students in Kindergarten through 7th grade participated by creating individual or group (grades K-2 only) projects.
Before the ruling of the judges was announced, students, parents, staff, family and friends were delighted to listen to special guest speaker Nicole Phillips, a local meteorologist from Channel 41 Action News in Kansas City, Missouri. Ms. Phillips talked to the audience about her career journey and love of science. She graciously answered several questions from the audience about her job and the science and mathematics that go into predicting the weather.
Excitement and anticipation were in the air as students and parents awaited the ruling of Science Fair judges Melissa Buchanan and Kelli Paris. The projects were evaluated in grade level categories: grades K-2, grades 3-5, and grades 6-8. Mrs. Darlene Small’s kindergarten class (Kristian Brown, Madison Charles, Joseph Hall, Jamari Phillips, Bailey Swift, Brooklyn Swift, Kaleb Thomas and Dontae White), along with Kristin Castro and Joseph Ikner III, received first place ribbons in their grade level category. second place ribbons were awarded to Isaiah Lewis, Jahvon Black, Jadyn Jacob and Reaia Leatherman-Turner. Breanda Lewis, Jonathan Hall, Lydia Josiah, Nadja Hunt and Zion Seals were recognized and awarded third place ribbons. All students who participated in the Science Fair received Certificates of Participation.
After teachers Mrs. Darlene Small, Ms. Jessica Jacob and Ms. Sandra Johnson awarded students with their certificates and ribbons, the meeting ended and everyone had the opportunity to view the colorful Science Fair projects again. Students stood by their projects and explained to those passing by how they went about completing their projects and what they learned from their experiments and investigations. Congratulations to all the V. Lindsay scholars and young scientists for a job well done!
Judith L. Mason is superintendent of education for the Central States Conference.