Poland 8th-grader receives Utica College Regional Science Fair Junior Level Grand Championship trophy
Poland Central School District eighth-grader Lily Martin holds the Utica College Regional Science Fair Junior Level Grand Championship trophy in the hallway at Poland Central School District.
POLAND – Poland Central School District eighth-grader Lily Martin was amazed when she recently found out she won the Junior Level Grand Championship at the Utica College Regional Science Fair, but her teacher wasn’t surprised.
That’s because of the type of student Lily is and the work she put into her science project, said Poland science teacher Jessica Meyer.
“She always gives it her all,” Meyer said.
The 33rd annual Poland Science Fair took place virtually for the first time this school year. Students who won awards in Poland’s science fair were eligible to advance to the Utica College Regional Science Fair, which also took place virtually this year.
Poland students won 23 awards at the Utica College Regional Science Fair. Lily recently received the trophy at school from winning the Junior Level Grand Championship. Meyer and Poland science teacher Kevin Ford, who served as the 2020-21 coordinators for the Poland Science Fair, presented Lily with the trophy.
Lily and the Poland science teachers who plan the annual Poland Science Fair said the experience of having the science fairs virtually was different, and when Lily was asked how it felt to find out she won, her response was: “Pretty cool.”