Paula Tumlinson, Dennis Miller, and Brett Rosenberg from our Richland office had a great time last week volunteering in support of the annual Science Fair at Lewis & Clark Elementary School. They had the opportunity to visit with the students at their presentation stations, asking questions and providing feedback and support. It was such an inspiring, "positively charged" day!
Lewis & Clark Elementary School’s 24th Annual Science Fair was held
on Friday, January 27, 9:00 am to 2:30. Science Fair topics covered a
wide variety of subjects including but not limited to biology,
chemistry, engineering, and technology. There were almost 320 individual
projects from 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders and 3 individual projects from
Kindergartner and 2nd graders, making this one of the largest elementary
school science fairs in the area. This was a non-competitive science
fair, and all students with an individual project received a medal. In
addition to creating a display board of their science project, the
students also presented their project to local area scientists and
engineers for evaluation.
"The Youth Are Our Future...!"
Special kudos to our very own Cheryl Antonio, who is a former parent at Lewis & Clark Elementary School and served as the Science Fair Coordinator. She explained why she got involved in the Science Fair:
"The youth are our future. These children will be the workers who propel us into the 21st century. They will be our bosses and our leaders, and, as such, it is paramount that we stay involved and support activities that motivate them to explore, create, and question. If we take the time to sponsor and support academic pursuits, then we put a value on their work and it plants the seed for future efforts. A small investment on our part now can lead to a huge dividend later on."