A seventh grade Walnut Springs student waits for his project to be judged during the 2019 Westerville Middle School Science Fair.
Local families packed Walnut Springs Middle School on Saturday morning, February 9, to watch more than 100 youngsters compete in the 2019 Westerville Middle School Science Fair. Contestants included 5th graders from Emerson Elementary School, and 6th, 7th and 8th grade students from Genoa, Heritage and Walnut Springs middle schools. Dozens of volunteer judges analyzed each display and asked questions of every participant.
Seven teams of two and 25 individual projects earned Superior rankings and will advance to the Central District Science Fair, which will be held on Saturday, March 16, at Columbus State Community College. Students judged Superior at the District level have the opportunity to advance to Ohio Science Day, which will take place on Saturday, May 11, at The Ohio State University.
Local Science Fair coordinators were educators Brian Barber, John McCoy and Allison Simpson.