Science Fair

Pictured are, back row, from left, Fulton Mayor Jimmy Kendrick, FLC Assistant Principal Jeff Groseclose, and FLC Science Teacher Martha McLeod; front row, from left, Burke Johnson, Adyson Burton, Tanner Starling, first place winner Hannah Lawing, Joseph Mace-Troche, Kathryn Jones, and Aspen Hrncir.

Eight students from Fulton Learning Center (FLC) competed at the 31st annual Coastal Bend Regional Science Fair (CBRSF) Feb. 15 and 16 at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi.

11 counties from the Coastal Bend area were eligible to compete and 25 school districts and charter schools registered projects. Approximately 600 students competed at the event. Students could enter a project in one of two categories: Life and Health Science or Physical and Engineering Science.

Fifth grade student Hannah Lawing entered a project entitled “Save Our Beaches” and won first place overall in the fifth grade division. Her project investigated which type of Coastal Bend area sand is most resistant to beach erosion. It is the second year in a row that a fifth grade student from FLC has placed first in the fair. Hannah’s parents are Thomas and Jennifer Lawing.

She was recognized at a campus assembly where Fulton Mayor Jimmy Kendrick congratulated and awarded her a $50 gift card.

Other students competing at the CBRSF but not placing included third graders Aspen Hrncir and Aubree Morales; fourth graders Kathryn Jones, Joseph Mace-Troche, and Tanner Starling; and fifth graders Adyson Burton and Burke Johnson.

“We are so proud of all of the students and their families for working so hard to advance to such a high level of competition,” said FLC Science Program Sponsor Martha McLeod. “Traveling to a university and being interviewed by college professors can be a daunting task.”

All students competing in the fair will be rewarded for their hard work with a field trip to the Natural Bridge Caverns in San Antonio in May.

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