Leader of Government and Commissioner responsible for Education Sarah Wescot-Williams, would like to congratulate St. Maarten Academy students who participated in the 15th Annual Science Fair and won this year’s science project submissions.
A total of six schools took part in the fair that was held in the auditorium of the Belair Community Center.
The participation of young people in a science project involves the student in a journey of discovery, driven by curiosity. The process typically start with a student proposing a question or hypothesis, and doing some background research.
The student then develops an experimental apparatus or procedure that will produce data, from which the student can draw conclusions to prove or disapprove the hypothesis, or answer the question.
"We need to view our youth as resources and assets. Their very participation in the science fair clearly demonstrates this with respect to the projects that they have developed. The quality of the projects submitted is high.
"The enthusiasm for science and the achievements of our students are due in part to the passion, dedication and hard work of our teachers. I commend our students for putting in hours of hard work and taking up the challenge to embark on your innovative research projects.
"Research in science is like embarking on an adventure. Our nation’s youth especially those who participated in the fair, are just starting out with a taste of what scientific research is about. Continue to keep up the good work that you have been doing. The key is to be resilient and resolute and to stay focused. Congratulations to the winners," Leader of Government Commissioner Sarah Wescot-Williams told the Government Information Service (GIS).