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Imagination on Display at Shirley Hills

Students compete at Imagination Fair

Click on the above image for more photos from the Shirley Hills Imagination Fair

November 27, 2018 — Young scientists, artists, writers and researchers took center stage at the Shirley Hills Primary School Imagination Fair on Nov. 15. The annual event provides a wonderful opportunity for students to show creativity and imagination through the display of projects. A total of 40 students from kindergarten through fourth grade took part in the event, which was held in the fall this year for the first time instead of in the spring.

Students who participated in the Imagination Fair got to choose their projects from five judged categories - natural science, fine arts, earth science, kits and collections, and imagination - based on their individual interests. The event also introduced a new non-judged category entitled Biography Alley, which was presented by GATES teacher Michelle Borowicz and her students.

"We had some very diverse selections this year – everything from rock collecting to Beethoven, oil crafts to bees, and even the human brain," said coordinator Tirish Dirks. "It was a pretty great year!"

First-, second- and third-place honors were awarded at the Thursday evening event, which was open to families and friends. All students were able to tour the displays the next day.