Categories: General
      Date: Apr 20, 2009
     Title: Exceptional showing at Science Fair

Students from Dalhart Christian Academy participated in the District Science Fair in Amarillo on Monday, April 6th. The Fair was hosted by San Jacinto Academy. DCA students traveled to the competition with Debbi Dunham, Melissa Ritchey and Beverly Glazner who chaperoned.



By Robin Scott

Students from Dalhart Christian Academy participated in the District Science Fair in Amarillo on Monday, April 6th. The Fair was hosted by San Jacinto Academy. DCA students traveled to the competition with Debbi Dunham, Melissa Ritchey and Beverly Glazner who chaperoned.

Competing from DCA were children in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades. Categories of competition included physical science and life science. The students’ hard work and ingenuity proved successful during the awards ceremony as they were recognized in each grade level competing.

From the 3rd grade were Spencer Coffee who placed second in physical science and received a red ribbon and Savannah Renshaw who placed third in physical science and received a white ribbon.

From the 4th grade was Hayden Dunham who placed first in life science and received a gold medal, Elissa Turner who placed first in physical science and received a gold medal, Kate Allen who placed second in physical science and received a red ribbon, and Ali Wing who placed third in physical science and received a white ribbon.
5th grade student J. T. Richey received a silver medal and a blue ribbon for placing first in life science. 6th grade winners were Micah Schneider who placed second in physical science and received a red ribbon, and Shayna Harrington who placed third in physical science and received a white ribbon.

Before competing in Amarillo students had to win locally. The local science fair was held at DCA. Each child was required to conduct an experiment, research and create a display board that effectively explained their experiment. The children were also interviewed about their projects. Each project was based on Biblical principals or application and each child explained how that related to their experiment.

Experiments included demonstrating conditions under which mold grows on bread, an experiment about teeth and one that researched sound, among others. Mrs. Melissa Ritchey commented about the children’s hard work stating, "I am very proud of every student and their accomplishments in the Science Fair projects."

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