The Fulton Learning Center (FLC) science fair program held its annual science fair Friday, Dec. 10 and announced the winners in each grade level Monday, Dec. 13.

On Friday, students presented their projects to six guest judges, Aransas County Independent School District (ACISD) Superintendent Dr. Joshua Garcia, Fulton Mayor Kelli Cole, Rockport Mayor Pat Rios, ACISD Parent-Teacher Organization representative Kimberlie Jones, City of Rockport Councilman Brad Brundrett, City of Rockport Councilwoman Andrea Hattman, and Rockport City Manager Kevin Carruth.

“The staff of FLC is extremely proud of this group of students for working so hard to get quality projects handed in and going above and beyond their regular academic studies,” said FLC science lab teacher Martha McLeod.

In 5th grade, Ryan McDowell’s “Which Tissue is Worth its Weight?” received 1st place.

Kelby Miller placed 2nd, Diego Alvear placed 3rd, and receiving honorable mentions were Brayden Wilson and Nahla Gandy.

In 4th grade, Karson Skinner’s “Road Surfaces” received 1st place.

Cameron Grimes placed 2nd, Matilde Singleterry placed 3rd, and receiving honorable mentions were Makenzie Fielding and Ella Buckley.

In 3rd grade, Benji Hale’s “What-A-Birder” received 1st place.

Brianna Hill placed 2nd, Mayven Marshall placed 3rd, and receiving honorable mentions were Faith Halford and Mamie Alston.

The top three winners in each grade level will advance to the Coastal Bend Regional Science Fair at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi in April for a chance to win additional prizes, including $1,000 college scholarships.

Each winner, including honorable mentions, will take a group field trip on a chartered bus to the Natural Bridge Caverns Friday, May 13, 2022.

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