Science, social studies fairs continue in Wood County Schools
PARKERSBURG - Though this year’s science and social studies fairs may look and feel a bit different, students will still have the opportunity to showcase their work and possibly compete at the state level this season.
Ashlee Beatty, a curriculum coordinator with Wood County Schools, said all of the district’s schools have the option to host science and social studies fairs in their buildings this season.
“Scoring guidelines, categories … all remain the same,” she said.
However, Beatty said there will be no county or regional fairs, which usually would act as stepping stones to the state competitions.
“For this school year, schools will send their top scoring project directly to the state competition for science and social studies,” she said. “The state fairs will be virtual. Students will send recordings of their presentations to the state fairs for judging.”
Despite these changes, Beatty said officials are excited to see students complete and present their projects, both locally and possibly at a state competition.
“Wood County Schools has always taken pride in the academic achievements of our students and enjoyed highlighting their accomplishments in the academic competitions,” she said. “While we are disappointed we will not have the opportunity to host county and regional fairs, we are pleased that the state is providing the opportunity for students to move on in competition level.”
Families should contact their individual schools for details on local science and social studies fairs. Those projects selected to move on to a state competition will receive additional information from the individual schools.