Science Fair was a crowd pleaser

| 14/05/2010

(CNS): The fourth annual occasion of the Rotary Central Science Fair was held last Saturday at Camana Bay’s Arts and Recreation Centre and marked another resounding success for the service club. The event was well supported all round, attracting a constant flow of visitors throughout the day to see local middle and high school students showcase science projects in a range of categories as they vied for cash prizes and awards for the best entries in their category. Parents, mentors, sponsors and members of the whole community came out in force to support the Science Fair, which has become one of the main events of Cayman’s educational calendar and continues to go from strength to strength, a release from Rotary said.

Rotary Central President, Paul Byles, said, “This year’s Rotary Central Science Fair was an impressive display by all the students. We had a very high turn out and were extremely pleased to see so many people from the community come by Camana Bay during the day to view the diverse displays which ranged across four categories.”

There were 22 displays on show in the final, representing the work of 32 students. First prize winners in each category were, Luciana Regidor (Life Sciences); Tajel Small and Loshana Lopez (Physics & Chemistry); Diarra Hoyte (Earth Sciences); and Connor Woods (Food & Health). Leading Edge High School was recognised for having the most students participating and also the most projects in the in the Science Fair competition.

All prize winners were recognized at an awards ceremony and banquet on Saturday evening, at which Hon. Rolston Anglin, Minister of Education, Training and Employment and Hon. Mark Scotland, Minister of Health, Environment, Youth, Sports & Culture, were in attendance. Minister Anglin addressed the gathering and both Ministers assisted with the presentation of awards.

Minister Anglin remarked, “It is encouraging to see the high standard of work that students in our schools are producing. I am very impressed by what I saw at this year’s Science Fair and would like to acknowledge the enthusiasm and creativity of all the students who took part. I also congratulate the parents of this year’s participants for their encouragement and support.”

The 2010 Science Fair received considerable supportfrom Cayman’s corporate community. Mr. Byles said, “Rotary Central certainly wishes to thank all of our sponsoring organisations for supporting the Science Fair’, adding, “I also wish to acknowledge the vision and hard work of Rotarian Bill Hrudey who was instrumental in establishing this Science Fair 4 years ago.”

Rotarian Larry Tibbetts was the Chairman of the Rotary Central Science Fair Committee. Mr. Tibbetts said, “We are extremely pleased with the success of this year’s Science Fair. Its success is testimony to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved. It also demonstrates the high value and commitment our community places on education. We look forward to next year’s Science Fair, which we hope will be even better.”

 

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