COAL TOWNSHIP - Students in fourth, fifth and sixth grades participated in the annual science fair at the Shamokin Area Elementary School.

The winning exhibits received the most points in the following categories: Creative ability, scientific thought, thoroughness, skill, clarity and dramatic value.

The grand prize-winning exhibit, "Conductivity of Liquids," was submitted by fifth-grade student Emma Kramer.

First-place winners were: Fourth grade, Emily Honicker; fifth grade, Dade Wilk, and sixth grade, Alison Kile.

Second-place winners: Fourth grade, John Kodack; fifth grade, Shane Hess, and sixth grade. Jasmine Scandle.

Third-place winners: Fourth grade, Damon Backes; fifth grade, Damion Hile, and sixth grade, Isibelle Sienkiewicz.

Fourth-place winners: Fourth grade, Tricity Frederick; fifth grade, Joshua Bashore, and sixth grade, Cherie Martin.

Fifth-place winners: Fourth grade, Riley Macalwo; fifth grade, Damian Hile, and sixth grade, Megan Wywadis.

Prizes were supplied by the PTA, teachers, administrators and staff of the Shamokin Area Elementary School and Annex.

Each participant received a ribbon, certificate, a random prize, and extra credit in their school subjects. Sixth-grade teachers E.J. Bailey and Douglas Kase were the science fair co-chairmen. The judges were Robert Cowder, Stephen Major, Bill Faust, Joseph Wightman, Ed Bailey Sr. and Victor Colangelo.

Bailey and Kase expressed appreciation to Lori Hile, Taylor Donahue, Jasmine Scandle and Makayla Moroski who assisted with the science fair.

All science fair projects were set up by 6 p.m. Friday, April 4, in the elementary school cafeteria. Judging took place after that time. The science fair was open to the public April 5 from 9 to 11 a.m. First place and grand prize projects will be on display at the elementary school for two weeks following the fair.