For several budding, young scientists, several weeks of toil and preparation finally culminated in their long awaited science fair at Love school on Friday.
The fair saw seven different projects be put up for judgment. The participants, alongside their mentors from Cummins, displayed projects of all different genres, including robotics, aviation, botany and clean energy.
The projects and participants included: contestant Nicholas Marsh and mentor Jeff Marsh, "Wind Turbines"; contestant Mavy Saunders and mentor Anthony Moore, "Crystallization"; contestant Madison Walker Blake and mentor Matt Etter, "Simon Said"; contestants McKynzee Anzalone, Lebron Rashad Fisher, Hakeem Pryce, Makim Pryce, Nayla Torres and Mentor Marcella Keith, "Hairy Potato Head"; contestant Andre Hodness and mentor Jeff Lehman, "Green Energy"; contestant Sean Herbin and mentor Trenton Berardi, "Humans versus Robots"; and contestant Kamal Pryce and mentor Nikhil Moghe, "Soaring Through the Sky."
Nicholas March received the future scientist award first place.
P-J photo by Remington Whitcomb
For their hard work, they were given the following awards: the teamwork award, team Hairy Potato Head; the researcher award, Mavy Saunders; the cutting edge science award, Andre Hodness; the ironman award, Sean Herbin; the future scientist award third place, Kamal Pryce; the future scientist award second place, Madison Walker Blake; and the future scientist award first place, Nicholas Marsh.
"This is my first year (in the fair)," said Marsh. "It just feels really awesome to win."
Marsh said he enjoyed all the help his family provided him while working on his project.
However, the event could not have even taken place without the generous and selfless dedication given by the mentors from Cummins Engine.
"(These kids) are our future," said Angie Peck, community involvement leader for the Jamestown Cummins plant. "It's so important for these kids to learn about science and technology, plus the mentors truly do enjoy spending time with the kids."
The event marked the 13th year the Emmanuel Baptist Youth Group has held the event.