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Chairman's Message


It is my privilege to be involved with this organization for over 25 years. For me personally, I want to give back to our students some of the inspiration I received as a participant in regional, state and international science fairs when I was a student. My experience taught me enough to change my life and I believe our fair has the potential to have the same effect on some of our regionís bright young students.


A science fair is a competition in which students exhibit and demonstrate their projects to the judges and the public. The science fair serves several purposes: it stimulates in young people an active interest in science and engineering; it provides an educational experience to students in addition to the classroom through exposure to mentors, judges and the public; and it provides a forum for talented students to interact with peers with similar interests and to receive public recognition for their work. We hope our studentsí science fair experience contributes to the decision of some to enter a science or engineering profession.


On behalf of our organization, let me take this opportunity to congratulate all the participating students from our region. The students have worked diligently to prepare projects involving mathematic, scientific or engineering principles. Although certain students will be singled out for special recognition, every participating student is a winner. We would like to thank the parents and teachers of these students for their support. We know that without the guidance and encouragement of parents, and the dedication and skills of teachers and mentors, our students could not carry out their projects to successful completion.


There are many students who could be eligible to participate in our Fair. Albemarle, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Greene, King George, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, Rappahannock, Spotsylvania, and Stafford counties are in our Science Fair region. If you know a student, teacher, science coordinator, PTO chairman, principal or administrator in the region, talk to them about participating in our fair and ask them to contact us! The project and presentation experience are great learning opportunities that can inspire careers that our region and country needs to remain secure and competitive. Help us spread the word.


We sincerely thank our sponsors and volunteers for their support of our regionís young students. Your contributions will encourage their continued interest in the sciences and engineering and recognize their discovery and learning through completing a scientific investigation. I also want to thank our Board, and especially Adrian Felts, VPRSF's Fair Director, for their commitment and leadership. The organization is privileged to have them. 


Congratulations and best of luck to all our students!



Gary F. Henry

Chairman of the Board

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