Sixth-grade science students from five East Tennessee counties participated in the first Go Green Science Fair at Lincoln Memorial University recently
The fair, co-sponsored by the Clinch-Powell Educational Cooperative and Lincoln Memorial University, recognized five winners, the top three of whom are Lakeway Area students.
First place winner Riley Martin is a student at HY Livesay Middle School in Claiborne County, as is second place winner Tyler Brooks.
Kyler Martin, who won third place, is a student at Bean Station Elementary in Grainger County.
Along with recognition, Riley Martin was awarded $1,000, Brooks was awarded $750 and Kyler Martin was awarded $500.
The fourth and fifth place winners both hale from Scott County.
Fourth place winner Payton Freels – who was awarded $300 – is a student at Winfield Elementary, and fifth place winner Eleanor Terry – awarded $200 – is a student at Burchfield Elementary.
All cash prizes were provided by CPEC, as were iPads that CPEC Executive Director Terry Acuff said were given to all school-level winners who participated in the fair.
Acuff said 19 students took part in the fair, four each from Claiborne, Grainger, Scott and Union counties, and three from Hancock County.
Acuff said the organization was pleased with the participating students and their enthusiasm, as well as with the support, encouragement and attendance of their parents.
He said he thought the students were well-represented by attendees from all five counties.
The science fair also included a presentation on the Expect More, Achieve More coalition by guest speaker and former state Sen. Jamie Woodson.
Expect More Achieve More is an education advocacy group, and is affiliated with fellow advocacy group the State Collaborative on Reforming Education, of which Woodson is president and CEO.
-By Leanne Fuller, Tribune Staff Writer