Webster Central School District

Decades Old Fair Develops Scientific Wonder

The Webster Central School District continues to celebrate a scientific tradition 35 years in the making! Each year, approximately 160 kindergarteners through fifth graders participate in the Plank Road South Elementary School Science Fair.

Students use the scientific method to research topics of their choosing. Participation in the fair is by choice and gives students the opportunity to present their finished projects to a panel of volunteer adult judges, their classmates, and families. Awards are then given to winners at different grade levels, but the real reward is the sense of wonder and excitement these budding student scientists experience as they research their chosen topics.

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    Everyone has that one individual in his or her life that seems to have a boundless energy for something. For the SparX robotics team, that person was Leon Cormier. 

    SparX is a team of students from Webster Schroeder and Webster Thomas high schools that has competed in the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) program since 2003.  Leon was a team mentor with a passion for helping others. Every SparX member eventually hears the story of how he rode his bike several miles in order to help a friend with yardwork.

    Unfortunately, Leon passed away seven years ago, but his impact was not lost on the team. Every year, in his honor, the team of 40 teenagers gathers for a day to rake leaves for people in Webster who are unable to do so themselves. This year, SparX chose a neighborhood in West Webster, making an effort to pass on the enthusiasm that Leon had for helping others.

    Their actions sparked a neighbor to write to WCSD Superintendent Carmen Gumina: "These young kids of the Webster Robotics Club came down our street today and cleaned up the leaves in the front and back yards of the people who really needed it.  The help is appreciated beyond words and I thought you should know about the good things they do in the community and give up their free time."

    The team was ecstatic when they heard this and plan to do just as well, if not better, next year.

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