POMEROY — There was something for everyone to enjoy at the recent Meigs Intermediate School Science Family Fun Night, where everything from making slim to learning about bugs and amphibians to developing creative science displays, was included in rooms where different activities were being carried out — explained, demonstrated or judged.
Agency representatives there to take part in the workshops included Jenny Ridenour of the Meigs County Soil and Water Conservation District with bugs and amphibians, Lindsey Rist of the Division of Wildlife, talked about skulls and skins, and Chris Gilkey, Meigs County Game Warden who gave a program on fishing and fish and their habitats.
Alex Tillis, Jarrett Otworth, Haley Wilson and Adriahna Patterson, students in Kathy Hudson’s Meigs High science classes, had two science workshops for the students, a program on environmental outreach was presented by Joe Jennings, an OU graduate student, and tower power given by Christa Hahn, Meigs Middle School science coach.
Receiving the top science awards for their exhibits were Austin Mahr, first, for Speedy Speedsters, Ty Collins, second for Fun with Electromagnets, and third, Bobby Mussier for Mint Busters.
Other science fair award winners in their respective classes were:
Barr/Welker Class: Bailey Swatzel and Brooke Brainard for Color my World, first; Dawson McClure, Rockin’ Plants; and Cole Arnott and Jacob Jordan, Do the Dew.
Hill/Fogle Class: Maci Hood and Annie McGrath, for Fabric of Our Lives, first; Kari Brinker for Germs, Germs, Germs, second, and Zach Williams for Salty Plants, third.
Simmons Class: Landon Acree, Oreos and Milk, first; Breanna Zirkle, for Pop, Pop, Pop! , second, and Jonathan Wilson for Is Bigger Brighter?, third.
Turner/Chapman Class: Bryson Lane and Steven Parsons for Light it Up!, first; Lauren Buckley and Olivia Wyatt for Topsy Turvy Plants, second; and Ciera Whitesell for Fruit Battery, third.
Lightle/VanReeth Class: Joey Ryder for Flashing Lights, first; Shannon Brewer for How Sweet It Is, second’; and Taylor Bass for Mega Magnets, third.
Lowery Class: Drake Hall for How Does Salt Affect the Boiling Point of Water, first; Madison Klein for Time to Lean; Time to Clean, second, and Daniel Paugh for Go to the Light.
Judges for the various projects include Kay Logan, Greg Atkins, Kyger Creek Power Plant; Connie Fullen. Science Coach; Tandi Moore, OVEC; Ron Logan, Board of Education, Gary Walker, John Bentley, Karen Walker, retired teachers, Michael Barnett, curriculum director; Christa Hahn, science coach, Mark Simpson, OVEC; Jenny Ridenour, Meigs Soil and Water Conservation District; Erin Higdon, Petland of Athens; Tonya Darnell, AEP Gavin Plant; Ron Hill, PEP Grant Coordinator, Norma Torres, RN, and Michelle Stumbo, Meigs County 4-H agent.