On last Wednesday evening, parents, teachers and friends flooded the school’s cafeteria at Felix J. Appleby as the names of over 75 students were called for placing in select categories of the school-wide science fair.
Showcasing their research and science skills that took long days and hours to complete, students from every grade level between kindergarten through eighth, entered individual and group projects to show off what they‘ve learned.
As the awards presentation segment of the program honored students with first through fourth place ribbons, students who received high recognition is said to be moving on to the district level, where they will compete against all Palo Verde Unified School District students at this week’s science fair.
Shaking the hands of the students who were present at the event, eighth grade science teacher, Mrs. Iwai and school principal Karina De La Pena made every student feel special walking across the stage and leaving with a ribbon.
However, for students like second grade student Sophia Robinson, students like her graced the stage quite frequently, as she was a repeated winner in all various categories; having entered two individual projects, in addition to help working on a group project with close peers.
Nevertheless, since a great many of students did not show up to the evening event, held on the school’s last half-day, parents and or students may want to check at the front office for ribbons or ask science teachers about claiming their award.
In spite of not being present, a round of applause was clapped in honor of all the students doing good work.