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Laurence Manning Academy students student James Kaizer displays the second-place trophy he received at the SCISA Science Fair. He took his award in senior physical science, which was judged April 9 at the Sumter County Civic Center.
The SCISA State Science Fair was open to students in the following age divisions:
· Elementary – grades 3 through 5
· Junior – grades 6 through 8
· Senior – grades 9 through 12.
Each division had seven categories: biological science, physical science, computer/math, behavioral, interdisciplinary team project, invention/engineering, and general science.
Judging criteria included technical correctness, aesthetic quality, theory, feasibility, effort, and scientific methods. Approximately 142 projects were judged at the state science fair.
The South Carolina Independent School Association is a non-profit, voluntary association of over 120 independent schools serving more than 37,000 teachers and students.
Founded in 1965, the State of South Carolina incorporated SCISA as an exclusively educational organization with the responsibilities of establishing accreditation standards, coordinating academic and athletic competition and providing professional development for member organizations.