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MSMS Students Judge Science Fair

MSMS Junior Adam Stewart takes a look at a Sale fourth grader's science fair project.

MSMS Junior Adam Stewart takes a look at a Sale fourth grader's science fair project.

MSMS students are no strangers competing in Science Fairs, but today at Sale Elementary School in Columbus MSMS students got a chance to put on the judges’ shoes.

Fourteen MSMS students spent Friday morning judging the Science Fair competition at the local elementary school.

The students judged projects from the school’s second, third, fourth, and fifth grade classes. All in all, 80 projects were judged.

“It is fun to see our students encouraging these elementary students to take an interest in science,” said MSMS Chemistry teacher Kaye Truitt during the Fair.

The students who participated in today’s science fair were all volunteers.

 “It’s nice to see the different ways these kids gain an understanding of science,” said MSMS junior and science fair judge Adam Stewart. “I’m very impressed with lots of the projects I’m seeing today. Especially for their grade level, these kids are on point.”

Sale Science Fair sponsor, Melissa McKinney said she hopes the partnership between MSMS and Sale will continue.

“We are so pleased to have [the MSMS students] help out,” she said.

MSMS also plans to send student judges to several other local elementary school science fairs in the coming weeks.

Volunteers from the Columbus Fire Department and Heritage Academy also helped judge the Sale fair.

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