Pictured Above: Founder and Former NBA Star Willie Hutch Jones with some of the winners from the 4th Annual Science Fair. The group includes: Ayana Thompson of Olmsted School, Tyleeia Lowther School #81, Sydney McFoy of Olmsted School, Johannis Brown of Middle Early College School, and Noah Baldon of City Honors .Congratulations to all of the winners
On Saturday March 9, the Willie Hutch Jones Educational Sports Program (WHJESP) hosted its 4th Annual Science Fair at Burchfield Penney Art Center. Local, middle and high-school students participated in the fair showcasing their hypothesis to theory presentations based on the them “Power Up.” All of the projects were open for public viewing.
With enthusiastic applause Willie Hutch Jones welcomed the students to the fair to kick of the presentation segment in Burchfield Penney auditorium where they held demo and audience participatory science demonstrations and a performance by WHJESP Steel Drum Club. The Mistress of Ceremony was Claudine Ewing of WGRZ (NBC). The goal of the WHJESP Science Fair, is to provide an opportunity for student-led inquiry and give kids hands-on experience with the scientific method with the hope to nurture their interest in pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) opportunities on a collegiate level or even as a future career.
For over 34 years the WHJESP after-school and summer programs uniquely reach an under-served population who may not often have access to many of these experiences, which have always been provided at no cost.