From left, Myka Gremillion, winning teacher/sponsor, Adele Drummond, first place,
and Bryan Warner of CASC.
Sallisaw Middle School students were tops in the fourth annual Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Fair, held recently on the Sallisaw campus of Carl Albert State College.
Established to increase student motivation and interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the STEM Fair provides public recognition of outstanding students throughout Sequoyah county in seventh, eighth and ninth grades.
Jaime Henson, CASC Enrollment Management Specialist, said 28 projects were submitted for the academic fair held March 14.
“We believe this event challenges students and helps develop personal initiative,” said Henson. “Education is not only the acquisition of knowledge and skills, but the dynamic lifelong process in which students use their knowledge and skills to solve problems or to attempt to answer questions their curious minds may ponder.”
All of the winners are from Sallisaw Middle School; Myka Gremillion, is their science instructor and teacher sponsor.
First Place: Adele Drummond, 8th grade, $300
Second Place: Garrett Morgan, 8th grade, $250
Third Place: Katelynn Callahan, 8th grade, $200
Honorable Mention: Emma Williams, 8th grade
Honorable Mention: Madison Holmes, 8th grade
Winning Teacher/Sponsor: Myka Gremillion
Winning Science Program: Sallisaw Middle School, $500
Project categories included chemistry, mathematics and computer science, Earth and space science, environmental science, engineering and technology, and physics.
The CASC STEM Fair was made possible through sponsorships from the Cherokee Nation, the Sallisaw Lions Club, and the National Bank of Sallisaw.
Pam Cloud, Managing News Director
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