More than 400 science fair participants to compete Thursday

  • By the numbers

    Number of projects at the Victoria Independent School District Science Fair:

    230 from the high school

    137 from the junior high

    60 from the elementary

    Big winners

    The following students received ...

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  • By the numbers

    Number of projects at the Victoria Independent School District Science Fair:

    230 from the high school

    137 from the junior high

    60 from the elementary

    Big winners

    The following students received an $8,000 scholarship at the The Alamo Regional Science and Engineering Fair to attend The University of Incarnate Word:

    Ashley Chang

    Christy Leos

    Steal Adcock

    Molly Beahm

    Scarlett Elsik

    Barrett Goedrich

    Juan Gongora

    Joshua Hawken

    Collin Janecka

    Ashley Kibodeaux

    Jacalyn Leggett

    Mason Milner

    Amy Moore

    Patrick Newell

    If you go

    When: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday

    Where: Victoria Community Center, 2905 E. North St. Open to public

    More information: 361- 573-2651

Students are spending the last few days before the Victoria school district science fair to tweak their projects.

Evelyn Sheeran, a physics and chemistry teacher at Memorial High School senior campus, said 17 students who finished their projects early were able compete in the recent Alamo Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

"I had one student qualify for the state fair with their behavioral project," Sheeran said.

Junior Christy Leos will compete at the the Exxon/Mobile Texas State Fair from April 9-11.

Sheeran discussed this week's science fair.

Q: What kind of projects where submitted?

A: There are behavioral projects, plants science projects, chemistry, physics and all types of projects.

Q: How long have students spent on there projects?

A: Normally with high school and junior high, they have to go through an approval process. Probably most have been working on them since September because when we start you never know which will go to regional or which will not.

Q: What will students get for placing?

A: Regionals has already taken place, but first, second and third usually win gift cards.

Q: What kind of projects can people expect to see?

A: You've just got to go and see. One kid did one on returning shopping baskets. We had another kid who looked at what is faster in fast food - going through the drive in or going in and picking up food.