Lawrence County middle school students participated in a virtual Science Fair through the University of Rio Grande. Fairland Middle School student Mitchell Dunlap earned a Superior rating with his project: Which Water Bottle is the Coolest? and received 1st place in Best Overall Lawrence County Project. Mitchell has already submitted his virtual project to be judged at the state level. 2nd place in Best Overall Lawrence County Project was awarded to Molly Dunlap of Fairland with her project: Which Color Absorbs the Most and Least Heat?. The 3rd place Best Overall Lawrence County Project was also from Fairland Middle School, Aubrey Hager was the recipient of that award with the project titled: Is a Cat or Dog’s mouth cleaner?. Also from Fairland Middle School is Connor Goff with his project titled How does electricity change pH? , he was awarded 4th place out of all projects in the 7th and 8th grade level. Chesapeake 6th graders also achieved excellence in over 5 different categories. Noelle Sheret was awarded 1st place out of all 6th grade level projects with a project titled: What is Temp’s Effect on Heart Rate?. 2nd place in the 6th grade Overall award went to Cody Harris of CMS with his project: Does Having a Distraction Make a Difference When Playing Video Games?. Mila Jankovic, Let’s Light It Up titled project earned her 3rd place overall for 6th grade and Temperance Reaves with her “Roots” titled project took home 4th place in the 6th grade division. Also from Chesapeake Middle School was Luke Davis as 5th place Overall in the 6th grade division with his project: Fruit Fly Terminator. The fair, organized by the Lawrence County Educational Service Center and the University of Rio Grande, is open to fifth through sixth grades who earned a superior rating at their individual school fairs. The ESC is proud of all the hard work that each student, teacher, and parent put into making this virtual event a success, thank you for participating. We hope to be back in person next year!