AG Sixth Graders Do Amazing at State Science Fair
Three Ashland-Greenwood sixth graders qualified and participated at the Nebraska Junior Academy of Science State Science Fair, held at Wesleyan University in Lincoln, on April 25, 2019, and all three students came home with awards. Ellie Stein received a Top Ten Medal out of 36 projects from the other 6 regionals. Ellie's project was titled, "A Girl and Her Beanstalk: Which liquids that soybeans could grow best in." Jaycee Fangmeyer received two awards: $50 from Walmart for Project Creativity and an U.S. Department of Agriculture Outstanding Project Award. Her project was titled, "Deer Delights: To see which salt block that deer like the best." Will Bergsten received an award from Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and a T-shirt for Excellence in Project Demonstration. Will's project was "Ice Ice Maybe: To see which salt melts ice fastest."
Participating in the Science Fair is a very lengthy, ongoing process for the sixth grade class. All sixth grade students started their science fair projects in September when they picked a topic, did research, designed their experimenting procedures, ran their experiment at least three times, controlling all the variables except their one independent variable. They analyzed their data and verified if their hypothesis was supported or not supported. The students presented their projects at the local Science Fair, on January 28th, where they were judged by the Ashland Rotary and students from AG High School. Twelve students moved on to the Nebraska Junior Academy of Science Regional Science Fair at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, held on March 29th, and those twelve also moved on to the Nebraska Junior Academy of Science State Science Fair.
Congratulations to these students for their hard work, dedication, commitment, and representing Ashland-Greenwood Middle School in a positive way! You're #RaisingtheBar and demonstrating #TheBluejayWay!!!! We're very proud of you!!