LEXINGTON, KY. (JAN. 28, 2020) – Approximately 560 Fayette County public, private and home-school students in grades four through 12 will compete in the annual Kentucky American Water Science Fair coordinated by Fayette County Public Schools on Saturday, Feb. 1, at Frederick Douglass High School in Lexington. This year marks the 36th year for the event and Kentucky American Water is pleased to have served as the sole sponsor of the fair for all 36 years.
Students participating in the event have either earned advancement to the district fair by receiving honors at their respective schools’ science fairs or otherwise earned recognition for their projects to advance to district competition. Project judging will begin in the school’s gymnasium at 9 a.m. and will conclude around noon. The close to 500 projects represent a variety of science disciplines, such as chemistry, plant sciences, engineering and physics. The awards will be presented beginning at 3 p.m. in the Frederick Douglass gymnasium. Kentucky American Water Vice President of Operations David Farrar, Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Manny Caulk and Lexington-Fayette Urban County 6th District Councilmember Angela Evans will present awards.
“Kentucky American Water is proud of the strong tradition we have of not only providing reliable, high quality water to our communities but also of partnering with those working to make these communities vibrant places to live and work, such as Fayette County Public Schools,” said Kentucky American Water President Nick Rowe. “We are pleased to celebrate our 36th year of presenting the science fair and honoring these bright young minds and exciting achievements. Today’s science fair participants will be tomorrow’s engineers, doctors, teachers, water providers and difference makers and we are pleased to support them on their journey.”
Even those not participating in the science fair can spend the day learning about science by visiting the Discovery Zone — a wide array of student-friendly exhibits and hands-on activities open to participants and the general public from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the hallways outside the gymnasium.
Many of the Discovery Zone exhibitors, such as the Living Arts and Science Center, Newton’s Attic, and the University of Kentucky’s “Physics Petting Zoo,” will celebrate this year’s Kentucky American Water Science Fair theme: “Binge on Science.” The exhibits and activities are free.
About Kentucky American Water
Kentucky American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately half a million people. Visit www.kentuckyamwater.com and follow Kentucky American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
About American Water
With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 7,100 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to more than 14 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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