North Conway, New Hampshire – May 15, 2015 – It was another inspiring and successful year! The 8th Annual MWV Regional Science and Technology Fair was held on Thursday, May 14th at the Granite State College campus located at the MWV Economic Council’s Technology Village in Conway, NH. This is the largest science fair in the State of New Hampshire with over 400 registrants. Students of the valley in grades 7 – 12 presented to judges, visiting students in the 5th and 6th grade, families and community members as they shared their passion for investigation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). It was a stellar event and we applaud all of the students who participated. Their hard work and dedication was appreciated by all who attended.
Another fantastic aspect of this event was the Passport Project, which offers local 5th and 6th grade students the opportunity to get involved. Each student is given a passport that requires them to ask questions and interact with the exhibitors. In the end, the passport students walk away with a better sense of the scientific process while the exhibitors get the opportunity to showcase their hard work. This year we had nearly 300 students coming from 7 different local elementary schools.
Winners of the 8th Annual MWV Regional Science and Technology Fair
1st Place, Amy Cotter, Bartlett Elementary School
2nd Place, Alannah Carr, Bartlett Elementary School
3rd Place, Ellory Kearns, Bartlett Elementary School
NE Institute of Food Technologies Award, Abigail Novia, Home School
Mount Washington Observatory Emerging Scientist Award, Malina Voter, Molly Ockett Middle School
MWV First Award, Taylor Deschambeault, Kennett Middle School
1st Place, Emma Plante, Kennett High School
2nd Place, India Drummond and Rebecca Lees, Kennett High School
3rd Place, Jasmine Schmidt and Nina Badger, Kennett High School
NE Institute of Food Technologies Award, Eric Bormann and Kirk Badger, Kennett High School
Mount Washington Observatory Emerging Scientist Award, Kyler Phillips, Kennett High School
MWV First Award, Andrew Belle-Isle, Clyne Sullivan and Noah Dubois, Kennett High School
Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the 8th Annual MWV Regional Science and Technology Fair!
Thank you to our sponsors:
Granite State College MWV School to Career
Mount Washington Observatory UNH Cooperative Extension
MWV Economic Council
Ambix Memorial Hospital
Big Dave’s Bagels & Deli NE Institute of Food Technologies
Cooper Cargill Chant Purity Spring Resort
Cranmore Rapid Insight
Flatbread Company Rotary Club of North Conway
The Echo Group The Conway Daily Sun
Hannaford White Mountain Board of Realtors
MWV First Zeb’s General Store
The committee of the MWV Regional Science and Technology Fair would also like to thank the volunteers who helped to set-up, break down, greet visitors and monitor the halls. Additional volunteers included 104 judges who had a very tough decision. In our eyes all of the students accomplished their goals. Thank you to all for your support and participation, and thank you to the teachers of this community.