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Help Fauquier’s science fair choose its logo

Monday, Dec. 16 | By Mark Grandstaff | Google+
Fauquier's first county-wide science and engineering fair needs to choose a logo, and its organizers want your help.

Six designs submitted by students throughout Fauquier County are contenders to become the official logo of The Fauquier County Regional Science & Engineering Fair. In addition to the honor of representing the first ever county-wide science and engineering fair, the creator of the winning design will receive a cash prize of $100.

In total, organizers received eighty-five designs for the logo Competition from both public and private school students. The contest, which closed on Dec. 6, was open to students from all levels and across all types of education models in Fauquier County. In response, students from elementary, middle, and high schools submitted an array of creative designs in varying media.

To view and vote for one of these final six designs, please use the Google Survey form provided below, or visit the science fair's website.

"The purpose of the Logo Contest was tri-fold," said Vineeta Ribeiro, the fair's coordinator. "It would, of course, satisfy the need for a logo, but it would also generate excitement about the science fair among students. In addition, it would invite participation by artistically gifted children and include students who are too young for this year's fair, which is designed for sixth through 12th graders. "

The science fair will take place March 22, 2014. It will be open to students from grades 6-12 in all modes of education in the county. The fair is a partnership of Fauquier County Public Schools with industry (Learning Tree International, Inc.) and its charitable foundation, (Sharp Science Students Foundation), community members (Linda and John Suter), private schools, other school systems (Prince William County Public Schools), and many local business supporters (Piedmont Press and Graphics, Discovery Publications, Stoneridge Events Center, Covert Café, and Grioli’s Italian Bistro and Pizzeria.)

Warrenton Middle School Art educator Marisa Pappas, Chairman of the Scientific Review Committee for the FCRegionalSEF and science teacher, Dr. Robert Fryman, substitute teacher Danielle Ramsak, and Tina Ference, Information Technology Resource Teacher at Warrenton Middle School participated in the selection committee.

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