The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum is excited to announce that seven students that participated in the Science Fair held at the Museum on January 20th are moving on to state Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (JPAS) after finishing first in the Regional PJAS Fair. The museum had 35 students from 8 schools competing at the local science fair held at the Bloomsburg Fire Company. From that, 17 students were sent to the regional fair at Susquehanna University on February 26.

Seven of the students the Museum promoted achieved first in the Regional Fair. These students will be moving on to the State PJAS Science Fair, which will be held at Penn State University on May 16, 2022.

Josiah Stouffer (Bloomsburg Christian School), Philip Polstra II (Bloomsburg Christian School), and Gwendolyn Greene (Bloomsburg Christian School) all won first awards. Kaitlyn Wendover (Benton Area High School), Brooke Woll (Danville High School), and Kathryn Polstra (Bloomsburg Christian School) finished with top scores in their overall section. Brooke Rhoads (Bloomsburg Christian School) finished first in her section and received a three-year award.

Students that finished second in the event include Chase Leatherman (Bloomsburg Christian School), Trevor Leatherman (Bloomsburg Christian School), Lorelai Hess (Benton Area Middle School), Wyatt Rhoads (Bloomsburg Christian School), Ashley Lucas (Benton Junior High School), Audrey Mood (Benton Junior High School), Micah Campbell (Bloomsburg Christian School) and Isabella Campbell (Bloomsburg Christian School). While Piper Karcher (Benton Junior High School) and Madisyn Hess (Benton Junior High School) finished with a 3rd place award.

Ronn Cort, the COO and President of SEKISUI KYDEX, a local manufacturer that invents and develops next-generation materials for global markets, was thrilled to sponsor the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum science fair, an event he says helps develop young minds for STEM careers.

“These students are creative innovators and visionaries. The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum Science Fair provides a platform for these students to present their ideas and inventions using presentation and communication skills that are the hallmark of future leaders and creators. I don’t think of it as a sponsorship. I consider it a partnership. These students are OUR future,” said Cort.

The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit overseen by a board of directors. This organization strives to offer unique, sustainable, and dynamic learning opportunities for youth through year-round interactive exhibits, programming, and community outreach.

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