Nearly 700 Fayette County public, private and home-school students in
grades four through 12 participated today in the 33rd Annual Kentucky
American Water Science Fair coordinated by Fayette County Public Schools
at Bryan Station High School in Lexington. The event included 644
projects judged by approximately 230 professionals, as well as hands-on,
educational exhibits and demonstrations collectively known as the
A total of 152 student projects received awards. (See winners list
that accompanies this release.) Six projects received special
recognition from Kentucky American Water for demonstrating achievement
in water science projects, and three students received the Urban
Environmental Award, which recognizes outstanding projects related to
Kevin Rogers, Kentucky American Water’s vice president of operations,
joined Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government’s Director of
Environmental Services Division Susan Plueger and Manny Caulk,
superintendent of Fayette County Public Schools, in the awards
Judges evaluated the student projects according to the following
categories: animal sciences, behavioral and social sciences,
biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, chemistry, computer
science, earth and planetary science, engineering, energy and
transportation, environmental sciences, medicine and health sciences,
microbiology, physics and astronomy and plant sciences.
Kentucky American Water initiated the science fair for junior high
school students in 1985 as part of the company’s centennial celebration.
The next year, the company joined with Fayette County Public Schools in
coordinating the event. The fair has been expanded twice: first in 1989
to include elementary school science projects, and again in 1991 to
include high school projects.
Students who received awards at today’s competition advance to the
Central Kentucky Regional Science and Engineering Fair to be held on
March 4 at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School.
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. The company earned Best Place to
Work in Kentucky honors in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. For more
information, visit www.kentuckyamwater.com
About American Water
Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S.
water and wastewater utility company. Marking its 130th anniversary this
year, the company employs more than 6,700 dedicated professionals who
provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other
related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and
Ontario, Canada. More information can be found at www.amwater.com.