CANYON, TX (KFDA) - Over 130 students at Westover Park Junior High are showing off their hard work to their peers, parents and the community, through the first-ever Westover Park Junior High Science Symposium.
Westover Student Alex Lancaster said the presentation is the product of an entire school year of preparation.
"We've been working on our projects the entire year, so it feels good being able to show off our hard work," said Lancaster.
The students conducted their experiments independently, outside of regular class time, over the course of the school year.
"In high school, everything is more amped-up, so this is getting us ready for high school and harder projects," said Westover Student Dylan Murdick.
"We've talked a lot about communication skills, and if you put work into something, you need to communicate what your findings are in science," said Westover Science Teacher Sara Zimmer.
Zimmer adds the students are learning life-long skills she hopes will aid in their transition to high school.