The Science Fair of All Science Fairs


Project Forum took place in Patrick Henry’s school cafeteria

On February 4th from 2 to 3pm Governor’s School presented their student’s science fair projects during “Project Forum.” 

Project Forum is a mandatory event that gov school hosts to allow their students to present their science fair projects to judges, friends, and family.  

To allow judges time to adequately judge every project, student projects are up for “judging” for 30 minutes at a time. During these 30 minutes students and their partners need to stand by their project ready to present to the multiple judges who will be walking by and asking questions. 

“I think the most stressful part about project forum is the preparation, but when you’re there talking to judges, as long as you understand your project, it’s pretty easy.” -Mariam Abdelmalak (11) 

After or before a student’s designated 30 minutes of presenting, they are free to walk with friends or family and view their peers’ projects. Once all students have been judged everyone moves to the auditorium where awards are presented. Each project is grouped into a category and in each of these categories, there are 3rd, 2nd, and 1st places. 

“This year I placed 2nd in my category. Some of the judges were kind of rough on us but my presentation and project were good so I’m proud with how I placed in the end.” Michael Aziz (11) 

The day after, Governor’s School gives their students the day off to give them some time to rest after all the work they put into project forum.  

“I’d say this year’s project forum was a success.” John Aziz (10)