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HCCHS students advance and win at State Science Fair.

HCCHS students advance and win at State Science Fair.


After months of planning, hard work, and experimentation, four young female scientists at Holmes County Central High School presented their impressive experiments and projects to the annual Mississippi State Level Science and Engineering Fair, which was held entirely on a virtual platform hosted by Delta State University of Cleveland, Mississippi.

The students at Holmes County Central rose to the challenge in the mist of COVID-19 and efficiently organized their projects onto a digital platform and recorded themselves with detailed explanations and presentations to accurately convey the scientific process they underwent throughout the course of their experimentation.

These dedicated students displayed their sheer commitment and success throughout the entire year long process, bringing home several 1st place wins during the Regional Fair February 22-26, 2021. The award-winning projects advanced to the state fair, alongside the students who conducted them, represented the Holmes County Consolidated School District extremely well. Science Fair judges acknowledged these young ladies for their creativity, innovation, and excellence! They were able to utilize their complex reasoning, planning, and critical thinking skills as they applied their science knowledge to prepare their award winning projects.

The following is the list of students whose dedication to their science projects earned them a place among recognition by the Mississippi State Level Science and Engineering Fair:

  • Jazmariee Rich: First Place; Behavioral and Social Science –Category IV
  • Je’Milya Hudson: Third Place; Earth and Environmental Science –Category IV
  • Jada Sumier: Third Place; Plant Sciences – Category V
  • Jakoria Williams: Fifth Place; Plant Sciences- Category V

“We’re so proud that so many of our students brought home awards from the state competition,” stated Principal Antwayn Patrick. “They have made us all very proud. Participation in a science fair can be a very rewarding experience. Students use the full range of STEM to make sense of natural phenomena and solve problems that require a deep understanding of their topic area,” stated Dr. Sheela Sitram, AP Science Instructor.


“The Science Fair is only one of many invaluable experiences we provide for our students, both inside and outside the classroom. It is one of the many outlets where creativity and cross curricular learning take flight and important skills such as critical thinking and problem solving are encouraged, concluded Dr. Shimelle A. Mayers, Director of Math and Science.    


The Holmes County Consolidated School District continues to inspire the minds of future innovators and global leaders as they venture into the ever changing 21st century, equipped with the knowledge and hands on experience necessary to continue in their road to success. We once again congratulate all of our Science Fair participants and winners!