Central School Students Shine In Science Fair Competition

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Submitted by Madison County School District
Students from Madison County Central School (MCCS) recently competed in the Suwannee Valley Regional Science Fair held in Lake City. The MCCS students excelled, bringing home two first and two second place awards along with one third place award, several special recognitions and three honorable mentions. Eric Rykard and Drew French were first place winners. Taking home second place awards were Bailey McLellan for her behavioral sciences project and Rowan Griffis for her botany work. The third place winner was Fredasha Marshall with an earth science project. Rykard’s first place botany project also earned the Award of Merit for Agriscience Research. French received the Broadcom Masters Award and recognition for the Best Biological Science Project in the Junior Division. Zabdiel Reyes received the United States Metric Association award for his project. Katie Martinez, Van Shawn Lewis and Elizabeth Moore garnered Honorable Mention awards.
Central School principal, Dr. Willie Miles praised the efforts of the students but said he was not surprised by the results. “We have great students at Central School. Our science teachers are dedicated and committed to leading students to high levels of achievement. This is what happens when the focus is on student achievement.” Science teacher Forrest Massey coordinated the MCCS student participation in the event.
Superintendent of Schools, Doug Brown, also added his congratulations to the students and teachers. “Our schools are focused on providing a rigorous and engaging education. The Science Fair results are indicative of what happens when a solid STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum is implemented. With quality instruction and support from parents, students can achieve great things. We are really proud of these young scholars and their teachers.”

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