March 25, 2011
Ross Sparrow, an eighth-grader from Tuscumbia Middle School, delivers his presentation to fellow presenters Melinda Groves, at left, and Alyssa Kelly. All were competing in the sectional junior high science fair at Lincoln University on Friday. Groves is an eighth-grader at High Point, and Kelly is a sixth-grader at Latham School.
Sparrows project was on the effects of triclosan on night crawlers. Triclosan is an ingredient in antibacterial and antimicrobial soaps found in nearly any home. They were each waiting to make their presentation to the judges and practiced on each other.
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On Friday, Lincoln University hosted the 29th annual Regional Science and Engineering Fair and the 25th annual meeting of the Central District of the Missouri Academy of Sciences Junior Division, serving middle school and high school students in the paper competitions.