Southeast is sponsor for Harlan County Science FairSoutheast Kentucky Community and Technical College hosted the Harlan County Science Fair for fifth grade students. The event was held March 27 on the Harlan campus and was directed by SKCTC Professor Rhonda Creech who leads the colleges Natural Science and Mathematics Division. She noted that the mission of the fair was to expand educational opportunities related to STEM, science, technology and engineering and mathematics, for all fifth grade students in the colleges service area of Harlan, Bell and Letcher counties by providing yearly competitions that support, encourage and recognize student excellence and engineering research. She noted that the future goal is to expand the competition to include all middle school students inside the service area. Participants in the Harlan County Fair included, back row: Kimi Truitt, Dr. Wheeler Conover, Keith Pendergrass, Dr. Odell Wilson, Jason Forson, Elana Scopa-Forson, Mack Vanover and Rhonda Creech; middle row: Abby Wynn, Evarts Elementary (3rd place scientific thought), Taylor Lunsford, Rosspoint Elementary, (second place scientific thought), Leann Engle and Lauren Smith, Cawood Elementary, (first place team scientific thought), Jessica Bundy, Kaylee Buell and Christian Bruce; front row: Laci Deaton, Adam Boggs, Haley Coots and Kenneth Ward.
(Photos by Chris Jones)