Sunday, February 14, 2016

Science Fair

Another regional science fair has come and gone.  Anna had fun doing her project this year and learned how to use scanning and transmission electron microscopes.  She collected mangrove leaves near oyster reef restoration projects to see if the added calcium had a positive impact on the thickness of the cell walls.  
 She got her first ever first place ribbon!  She was so excited and will be going on to the state science fair! She also got an invitation to the Genius Olympiad again which was the fair last summer in upstate New York.  Fatima was in the computers and math category this year and finished second to the best of show winner.  Not too bad at all!
There was also a college scholarship and some cash and a backpack from the Air Force.  I'm forgetting something I am sure, but it was a great night all around.  River was first again in Animal Science, and runner up for best of show.  That means he has a run off to find out if he will get an invitation to the international fair.  We went out to dinner after the awards and Anna was all tired out, but happy and excited.  I'll spend today getting caught up on all that I missed yesterday.  I glanced at the ScrapHappy Saturday posts, but haven't taken the time yet to leave a single comment.  Bad hostess!  Plenty of time to fix that, I'm sure all the kids will be sleeping late.  

14 comments:

Ellen said...

Wow congratulations all around but especially to Anna. You must be one very proud Mom!!

Libby in TN said...

That's exciting news. Their parents obviously did a few things right along the way! It's thrilling to see all that parenting pay off -- and scholarships are a pleasant bonus.

Deb A said...

Congrats to Anna, River and Fatima! Great job.

Shasta Matova said...

Looks like it was a great show! Congratulations to River, Fatima and Anna! It looks like Anna's project was helpful to the area and promotes taking care of the environment.

Sheila said...

Congratulations! You have to be very proud of her. I know I am.
I'm excited to see sooooo many link ups each Saturday! So many ideas. So much interest in using scraps. Wow!

Ivani said...

Congratulations to Anna.It seems it was a great fair.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Way to go Anna--
great kid you got there--
glad everything came out so well--
I have tried 2 more paper piecing patterns and now have 'no' hair left--grrrrrrrrrrrr!!!
love and laughter, di

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

I know that you are very proud of your Daughter! We need to see more of the good things that the children of America are doing. I know you are very happy and proud. Having said that, Science was not interesting to me - not sure why, but I love Mathematics, especially Calculus and Algebra. Wish I had taken more Geometry in college.

She will go far if she continues on this path. Go Air Force

PaulaB quilts said...

Congratulations to Anna, River and Fatima. The best thing is that students today have these amazing opportunities in the sciences. Hopefully this will influence their career choices and give them unlimited opportunities in life. I have worked in TEM research and have a daughter who is an honored professor of nursing and a granddaughter in science competitions, I appreciate the love your students have and the things they are doing now to bring changes in their fields already. Best wishes to all of them!

Delighted Hands said...

What an honor to all the hard work! Congratulations!

Nell's Quilts said...

Congratulations to both Anna and River for their great work. A proud moment for all!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

You must be one very proud Mama ; congrats to ALL ! :)

Kate said...

Congrats to Anna and her friends on a great showing at Science Fair. Drama Teen opted out of Science Fair this year and is doing the Chemistry Olympiad instead.

Alycia said...

COngrats!!!!