Clinch-Powell Educational Cooperative (CPEC) along with LMU will be hosting the Go Green Science Fair at the Tex Turner Arena on Feb. 22 beginning at 9 a.m. All sixth grade students from the CPEC five county service area were eligible to win the first place prize of $1,000, and $2,700.00 in total cash prizes.
Former State Senator and current Tennessee State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) CEO Jamie Woodson will be the special guest and will provide a brief program about “Expect more, achieve more,” SCORE and their statewide educational initiatives.
An independent, non-profit, non-partisan advocacy and research institution, SCORE collaboratively supports Tennessee’s work to prepare students for college and the workforce, according to its website.
“We would like to thank all the sixth grade students who participated in our first Go Green Science Fair. We had some wonderful projects and very deserving students” stated Terry Acuff, Executive Director of CPEC.
Clinch-Powell Educational Cooperative was honored to award an iPad to the winner from each elementary school in Claiborne County. Four other counties within the CPEC service area also participated throughout the week, including Grainger, Scott, Hancock and Union counties.
The winners also received the chance to compete at LMU. A total of 20 sixth graders from the five county service area will be participating in the science fair. Four students from each county were selected to advance to the final stage of the competition. Awards and recognition will be presented during the program.
After the keynote speaker’s presentation, those in attendance will be invited to view the students’ projects.
“We would like to invite anyone interested to come and join us at this event and support our local students,” said Acuff.