My Kaitlin honored as 3rd place winner in school’s science fair!

April 16, 2013 2 Comments »
My Kaitlin honored as 3rd place winner in school’s science fair!

Whoever said you have to finish first to be a winner, clearly doesn’t understand that coming in 3rd place is super cool too!

My daughter Kaitlin is a winner in more ways than one. She’s an awesome, studious kid, who sometimes can be too serious, but she gets the fact that learning is the key to greatness and she clearly works hard and most times stand out above her peers when it comes to academics.

And I am so proud of her because she placed THIRD in her school’s Science Fair competition!


And on Monday, she got to meet the Superintendent of schools Gordon Printz and was honored at a school board meeting along with her school principal Sheila Miller, the first and second place science fair winners and others who were honored at her school for their various achievements. 


Kaitlin on left (in black) meet with district officials and received Superintendent’s award for her achievements

Her project was called, “Can Produce PRODUCE Power?” Last year in 3rd grade when I helped Kaitlin with her project, she didn’t place at all. So this year I totally threw the ball to the Engineer of the household — my husband Rudy. He and Kaitlin researched the possibility of fruits and veggies powering up a light. So they collected data and went to work on the project. I stepped aside and let them do all the research. My husband even built a contraption and had Kaitlin experimenting with different fruits and veggies like oranges, lemons and potatoes to see which powered a small light. At the end, Kaitlin learned that oranges and lemons can power up a light pretty good.


Kaitlin was really into it. Then I helped Kaitlin design a display to showcase her project. Yes, the display LIT up and that’s a giant light bulb! Pretty creative huh?

Kaitlin project2

Now Kaitlin’s display goes on to compete in the State Science Fair on May 6th where hundreds of students from counties all over Georgia will compete. This is pretty exciting and I am sooo proud of my Kaitlin. What a great kid. Guess she gets it from her mama! 🙂


Related Posts


  1. Helvi April 17, 2013 at 3:01 am -

    Congrats to Kaitlin. This is impressive. My son is 8 and is entering in his school science fair this year for the first time. He makes games using recycling materials. He wants to make games. Everything will be a learning process for him and I!

    Keep up the good work! Wish you the best at the National fair!

  2. cincomom April 17, 2013 at 7:22 am -

    Thanks Helvi! Your son sounds like he is really creative. Please be sure to send me a link or pictures of your son’s science project. I’d love to see what games he creates! Sounds like something all children need to learn! Thank you!