Twenty-two students in grades 6-12 competed in the Polk Regional Science and Engineering Fair this past February, and seven of these individuals earned a spot in the State Science and Engineering Fair held in late March. Congratulations to Julia Canady, Victoria Benson, Taylor O’Byrne, Connor McLaughlin, Peyton Miller, Cheney Curls and Breanna Newberg for their outstanding accomplishments. Julia earned a third place award at the State Fair for her seven-year continuation projected that investigated novel uses of plant phytohormones to control invasive weeds. Breanna won a Recognition Award in the Robotics and Intelligent Machines category for her research in how autonomous technology could be applied to help the disabled. Connor’s plant science researched earned him the James F. Miley Award at the State Fair.