Pam Schehl/News Middle school girls from around the county participated in Girls in Science Day activities March 11. Pictured are, from left, event coordinator Carmen Dixon, and essay contest winners Meredith Overholt, third place; Hannah Smith, second place; and Alexis Smith, first place. Purchase
FREDERICKTOWN — No boys were allowed when middle school students from Centerburg, Danville, Fredericktown, Mount Vernon and St. Vincent de Paul came together on March 11 for Girls in Science Day.
Held in Fredericktown schools’ administration building and coordinated by Fredericktown High School chemistry/physics instructor Carmen Dixon, the science fest featured hands-on workshops as well as a panel discussion by women in science. Prior to Girls in Science Day, several middle schoolers submitted essays on a science-related topic and the top three essayists were announced following lunch on March 11.
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