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Students judge elementary science fair

North Central Texas College science students served as judges for a science fair at Slidell Elementary.

The judges are students in NCTC’s microbiology, general biology, environmental biology and zoology classes.

After the science fair, the judges write up a synopsis of their experience and how it relates to the scientific method. They then receive extra credit in their classes.

NCTC graduate Taylor Williams is a fourth- and fifth-grade science and social studies teacher at Slidell Elementary. She organizes the science fair and is pleased to have the NCTC students help out.

Slidell kindergarten students do a class project together, but students in grades 1-5 turn in a science project of their own. For each grade level, there is a first-, second- and third-place winner.

The NCTC students who served as judges were looking for specific things in each project, including the scientific method.

 

School officials attend CCA celebration

To help the community celebrate one of its own success stories, North Central Texas College Dean Roy Culberson attended the 40th anniversary celebration to honor NCTC’s special partner, Christian Community Action (CCA).

CCA is a Christian-based organization focused on helping members of the community increase the quality of life in all aspects of their lives. There are centers that accept donations and stores that offer goods at reasonable prices for people of all walks of life.

The celebration highlighted CCA’s successful journey from the beginning including an emotional video that spotlighted CCA’s circumstances in the beginning to the business it is today.

Among public officials and supporters in attendance were Culberson and Jessica DeRoche, director of the NCTC Flower Mound campus. Also on hand was District 63 State Representative Tan Parker.

To donate or for more information about CCA, go to its website at www.ccahelps.org .


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