Special to the Herald Times
RANGELY I The science fair at Parkview Elementary School was a great success last Thursday.
Students from fourth to eighth grade participated along with a few of the gifted students from first and third grade, and one student who just loves science and wanted to participate for fun.
More than 140 exhibits were on display and completely filled up the spectator gym.
The students were able to pick their own projects and partners as long as the project was testable. These ranged from the effects of aspirin on plant growth to the effect of video games on blood pressure. College students from CNCC served as judges as they floated through tables lined with projects. Scoring the students on presentation, board appearance, and experimental design, students could earn a score up to 150.
In the upcoming days scores will be tallied and first, second and third place will be given. These will be announced at awards night on May 17.
The science department would like to thank Mr. Mergelman for helping in setup; Mrs. Sizemore and Mr. Boydstun for being subs; Mary Lansing, Sarah Campbell, Pam Brady and Lenora Smuts who donated their time and talents in judging the elementary and the various college professors who helped get our judges signed up.
The gracious cash prizes donated from the Bank of the San Juans was greatly appreciated as was the funds from the school district. Thanks for making the science fair the success it was.