Last week, McRoberts hosted its first school science fair, as well as a Career Day.
Students in all grades K- 6 participated in the science fair. They worked with their parents and teachers to create the projects including experiments on pollution, heat, electricity, and force.
The students had to present their projects to three judges, Superintendent Debbie Watts, McRoberts Community Center Leader Jim Scott, and Guidance Counselor Karen Corbett. Plaques were given out for the first through the third in each age group.
In the K-3-grade group, first place went to Dion Nichols, second place to Heidi Blair, and third to Layton Shepherd.
In the 4-6-grade group, first place went to Lexi Bentley, second to Preston Fleming, and third to Logan Shepherd.
The following day, the school participated in a Career Day that brought a science professor from Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, the superintendent of Jenkins Schools, a fireman, a police officer, a medical helicopter employee, a bank employee, a hairdresser, a coal miner, and a pharmacist. Kids enjoyed dissecting various items, watching the helicopter land, and many other activities.