1st Place

Nate Kidd of Betsy Layne High School earned first place in the science fair.

Floyd County Schools Superintendent Danny Adkins announced Wednesday that 10 students earned honors at the regional science fair, held Nov. 3 at the East Kentucky Science Center in Prestonsburg.

Students who earned first place in various categories at the event include Betsy Layne High School senior Nate Kidd, Duff-Allen Central Elementary School students Brock Horne and Todd Prater, Floyd Central High School student Kade Scott and May Valley Elementary School student Mileigh Kilburn.

Students who earned second place at the competition included McKenna Wireman and Gabe Hitchcock from Prestonsburg High School.

The district’s third-place winners were Prestonsburg High School student Olivia Arnett and Floyd Central High School students Madison Thornsberry and Lakayla Conn.

“Our Floyd County team is very proud of these students and their accomplishments in the regional science fair,” Adkins said in a press release. “Not only did these students use the scientific method and conduct and experiment, they also presented their experiments and answered judges’ questions regarding their experiment and findings. Science fairs are a great way for our kids to showcase their talents in the field of science and in public speaking. We’re very proud of these 10 students and all our school winners who advanced to participate at regional competition.” 

He reported that as first-place winners, Kidd, Prater, Horne, Scott and Kilburn have to opportunity to advance to the Central Regional Kentucky Science and Engineering Fair, which will be held in March. 

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