Top prizes went to sixth-grader Kai Wainer for his experiment with concrete water; Ethan Corneilius, also a sixth-grade student, for his experiment titled “May the G-Force be with you;” Jordyn Patterson, a fourth-grader, for his “Transpiration Observation;” fifth-grader Julia Crane, for “Books Hate Girls;” and Josie Wakefield, also a fifth-grader, for her observation of “Snails, Snails, Everywhere.”
Honorable mention prizes were given to fourth-graders Gail Leavitt, Morgan Lewis, and Kyla Jackman; fifth-grade students Luke Williams, Evan Ellison, and Katie Wiederhold; and sixth-graders Teddy Park, Trevin Packard, Auburn Jackman, Cameron Hoppesteadt, Kane Scherer, and Braxton Pierce.
A dozen local volunteers served as judges for the event, according to organizer Gail Wakefield. The judges provided feedback to the participating students during interviews and through written comments. Each student was scored on the quality of his or her presentation and knowledge of their project. The judges selected the prize winners.
Wakefield thanked the many parents, judges, and HMK and school district staff who assisted with the fair.