Science Fair Wrap-Up
Although the 106 science projects in the 3rd annual ACTC/FIVCO Science and Engineering Fair were created by approximately 200 students, they also represented the work by about 2,000 students who participated in school and district science fairs this spring.
Held February 6 at ACTC’s Technology Drive Campus, the entries came from 40 schools that represented every FIVCO county.
“We have seen the fair grow each year, and the increased student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics is gratifying,” said Dr. Barbara Walters, Fair Director and ACTC Emeritus Professor of Math. “Thanks to our teachers, schools, committee members, judges and volunteers, this fair has become a premier event in the FIVCO area.”
Supported in part by a grant from Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc., the fair was also supported locally by Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital Foundation, Marathon Catlettsburg Refining, Dr. Barbara Walters, Dr. Mary Cat and Al Flath, Tabi Cakes, Veolia Environmental Services and ACTC Workforce Solutions.
Science Fair Awards
Students from Lawrence County did well in the Science and Technology Fair.
Brianna Wilks, a Lawrence County High School student, won First Place in Mathematical Sciences for Grades 9-12 for her project entitled “Operation Angles.” This project also won Third Place in the Overall Awards for Grades 9-12, earning her a medal and $100 cash prize.
Other award winners are listed below
Chemistry 4-5 Grade:Second place, William Copley, Fallsburg Elementary.
Chemistry 6-8 Grade:Second Place, Faith Totten, Skyler Boergett and Madison Carter, Louisa Middle School.
Chemistry (HC-4) 9-12 Grade: Second Place, Cameron Hale, Lawrence County High School.
Engineering 9 -12 Grade:Third Place, Alan Lin, Lawrence County High School.
Physics & Astronomy 4 -5 Grade:Third Place, Brylee Blair, Louisa East Elementary.
Physics & Astronomy 6-8 Grade:First Place, Kiersten Pannell and Aubrey West, Louisa Middle School.
Life Science 6-8 Grade:Third Place, Austin Ratliff, Blaine Elementary.
Gospel Night is February 19
Gospel Night will be held Thursday, Feb. 19, at 7:00 p.m. at the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center in Ashland.
From humble beginnings as Negro spirituals, the sound and spirit of black gospel music has become a profound force in American music and culture. At Gospel Night, choirs from area African American churches and gospel soloists will perform the songs that have inspired generations of Americans.
Performers will include the Men’s Choir and the Mass Choir from Christ Temple Church in Ashland, the Male Choir from First Baptist Church in Burlington, OH, the Mass Choir from Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Ironton, and Choir members from New Jerusalem Church in Ironton.
Also performing will be Angela Young from First Baptist Church in Burlington, Ciara James from the Calvary Episcopal Church Choir in Ashland, and Katrina Keith from Church of the King in Ironton.
Gospel Night is a free Black History Month program cosponsored by ACTC, the Museum and community organizations and individuals. For more information, contact the Museum at 606-329-8888.
Talent Needed for Apollo Night
Amateur performers who dance, sing, play an instrument, read poetry, or do a comic or dramatic routine are needed for A Night at the Apollo. Held this year on February 27 at the ACTC Theatre on the College Drive Campus, the free show is open to solo and group performers from the Tri-State area.
Prizes for the top three adult acts are $200, $100 and $50. Prizes for young performers, up to age 12, are $75, $50 and $25. There is no entry fee, and the registration deadline is February 20. To register, call Al Baker at ACTC, 606.326-2422, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Night at the Apollo is a Black History Month celebration of amateur night at Harlem’s famed Apollo Theatre.