Two qualify to participate in event scheduled for May
By Candace Sipos -- firstname.lastname@example.org
WINCHESTER -- Two Sherando High School students are headed to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, which will be the third time for one, according to Steve Edwards, coordinator of policy, records management and communications for Frederick County Public Schools.
Christina Lee, a junior at the high school, has qualified for the fair every year she could. Students have to be in high school to participate in the event, and this will make the third consecutive year she has been asked to attend, Edwards said.
"That's quite a streak," he said.
Kasey Johnson is the other Sherando student who has been invited to the fair May 13 to 18 in Pittsburgh, Pa. She earned the trip by winning the Henry Leap Best in Show Award at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Science Fair on March 6, and Lee earned the position by winning the James Madison University Best in Show Award, according to a news release issued by Edwards.
County students earned 56 awards total at the regional fair, which was held at James Madison University. There were 46 middle school projects and 47 high school projects.
Middle school students took home eight gold medals, nine silver medals, five bronze medals and five special awards. High school students earned eight gold medals, eight silver medals and 11 special awards, the release states.
Those high school students who won gold medals were invited to the Virginia State Science Fair at Old Dominion University, which will be held April 6-7.