Times Staff Report
The 27th Clay Community Schools Science Fair took place Saturday, Feb. 18.
There were 162 students in grades kindergarten through senior competing.
All of the students were judged by Clay Community Schools Alumni, Clay County Professionals and Clay Community School personnel.
Students in grades kindergarten through eighth were judged using a rubric appropriate for the age groups. Students in grades 9-12 used a different rubric.
The fair awards gold and silver medals for the best of each category at each grade level. However, a student must achieve a score of 90 or higher in order to be eligible for a medal.
In order to get a Blue Ribbon, a student must score an 80 or better; to get a Red Ribbon, one must score between 70-80; lower scores receive a Yellow Ribbon.
The goal of Clay Community Schools is to celebrate student's understanding of the scientific method and to encourage the student's understanding of the complexity of scientific research.