PBL Middle School Program

PBL Middle School Program sixth graders Aran O’Day, Alexander Abe, and Julia Smook

Posted: April 10, 2017

Camas School District contenders stood out over the weekend at the Washington State Science & Engineering Fair (WSSEF), which featured more than 600 projects from grades K–12 over two days at Bremerton High School. The event gave students not only a fun and educational experience, but also opened a gateway to higher-level competitions and research.

WSSEF, which is celebrating its 60-year anniversary, has doled out $2 million in scholarships and cash prizes this year alone.

The following Camas elementary and middle school students won a first-place trophy in their division:

  • Aran O’Day, 6th grade, Skyridge/PBL
  • Julia Smook, 6th grade, Skyridge/PBL
  • Alexander Abe, 6th grade, Skyridge/PBL
  • Liam Smook, 4th Grade, $20 Origami and Science Award
  • Ashley Carlston, 5th Grade, USDA Forest Service Outstanding Natural Resource Science Plaque
  • Savannah Kvistad, 5th Grade, Margaret I Lugg Young Explorer Award and $10 presented for a project that expresses the joy of science or engineering through engaging oral presentation or excellent display board
  • John Ticknor, 5th Grade, Certificate of Achievement and $10 from the Central Valley Garden Club

The students are supported by Ron Wright, retired instructor at Camas High School (K–6th & HS students) and Ms. Lee Ellen Gilronan, fifth grade Science teacher at Dorothy Fox Elementary School (K–6th).