Story by LaTasha Hewitt
Each spring the Office of Education hosts annual events that allow students from the 10 Allegheny East Conference (AEC) elementary schools to compete with each other.
One is the Science Fair, where students showcase the science projects they have presented at their local schools that qualify them to be considered for the next round of judging. This year Baltimore Junior Academy (BJA) in Maryland hosted the fair as a result of winning first place in last year’s fair. Winners from this year’s fair were awarded in three categories: primary, elementary and intermediate.
Also this year, a conferencewide Spelling Bee gave AEC students the opportunity to showcase their mastery of 450 assigned spelling words. After nine rounds, three seventh-grade girls, Imani Yates (Dupont Park), Taylor Lawson (G. E. Peters) and Danashia Jimenez (Hillside) took home first, second and third place, winning $100, $75 and $50, respectively.
Top to bottom: Science Fair elementary level awardees include first place, Lilian Tyler (Sharon Temple); second place, Akila Ford (Dupont Park); and third place, Gosife Uyanwune (G. E. Peters). Intermediate winners Danielle Johnson, first place (Dupont Park); Tony Scott, third place (BJA); and Azrielle Privette, second place (Calvary) smile for the camera.