Winners of the FLC science fair are pictured with FLC Principal Melissa Pittman, back left, FLC science fair sponsor Martha McLeod, back middle, and Aransas County Independent School District Interim Superintendent Rose Tran, back right. Winners are, back row, from left, Kelsey Cameron, Aspen Hrncir, Aubree Morales, Riley Waggoner, and Kinslee Burton; middle row, from left, Nahla Gandy, Ginger Carpenter, and Diego Alvear; front row, from left, Bradford Brundrett, Zylee Luke, and Karson Skinner. Not pictured, is Ella Buckley.

Fulton Learning Center (FLC) recently held its annual science fair Thursday, Dec. 10 and Friday, Dec. 11.

Entrants to this year’s science fair presented their projects to six guest judges.

Judges were Fulton Mayor Kelli Cole, Rockport Ward Four council member Andrea Hattman, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department wildlife and fisheries technician Jeremy McCulloch, Children’s Coalition of Aransas County Executive Director Dianne Nelson, Brad Brundrett, and Kimberly Jones.

“We greatly appreciate the amount of time the judges spent carefully analyzing each project,” said FLC science fair program sponsor Martha McLeod.

In 5th grade, there was a three-way tie for first place overall.

Aubree Morales’ “Everlasting Freshness”, Riley Waggoner’s “Just Add Water”, and Kinslee Burton’s “Which Paper Towel Makes ‘Cents’” all tied for first place overall.

Kelsey Cameron’s “Solar Oven” and Aspen Hrncir’s “The Best Way to Store Produce” received honorable mentions for their projects.

In 4th grade, Diego Alvear’s “Screen vs. Paper” placed first overall.

Ginger Carpenter’s “Plastic Bottle Balloon Car” received second place and Nahla Gandy’s “Walking Water Colors” placed third.

In 3rd grade, Karson Skinner’s “Coolest Birdhouse” placed first overall.

Ella Buckley’s “Super Cereal” placed second and Zylee Luke’s “Skittles color Science” placed third.

Bradford Brundrett’s “Erosion Dun Dun Dun” received an honorable mention.

“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 McLeod.

Each student that placed first, second, and third will advance to the Coastal Bend Regional Science Fair at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi in late Spring for a chance to win additional prizes, including $1,000 college scholarships.

Each student that placed in the science fair will be awarded a group field trip to Six Flags Fiesta Texas Friday, May 7, 2021; barring COVID-19 restrictions.

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