-On Tuesday night, the Robert D. Wilson Elementary School held its 17th annual science fair. Students and their parents took their time looking at the projects and even got to see some demonstrations.
"On average there are about 225 to 250 participants each year," said Nancy Savage, third grade teacher. "It's open to all students in kindergarten through fifth grade, but it's a requirement for third through fifth grade."
She said the students have certain guidelines to follow but that they're allowed to pick their own projects.
"We see a wide variety of projects," Savage stated. "It's unbelievable what we see."
Every participant gets a certificate, a ribbon, a pencil and eraser. The projects are judged after school before the science fair begins and there will be an awards ceremony to follow.
"I feel the students need to be able to explore science more," said Savage. "It helps them understand what happens in science and it's great for them to let people see what they're doing. The science fair is successful every year."
She also thanked the different organizations that donated toward the prizes, including Ray's, The Dime Bank, The Wayne Bank, The Gravity Inn and the McDonald's in Clarks Summit.
"It was a group effort," she said.