Science judges sought for coming competitions

info@islandpacket.comJanuary 15, 2013 

Last year, I wrote to solicit volunteers to judge the science fairs in Beaufort County schools. The response was excellent.

The number of schools participating has, I am pleased to say, increased as have the number of students. We need to recruit more judges to meet the increasing number of schools and students who participate in the science fair competition. I ask again for your support.

Our organization is the Sea Island Regional Science Fairs. We provide volunteer judges for science fairs in Beaufort County schools. Each year between December and April, we judge approximately 30 fairs from elementary to high school in both public and private schools. We have approximately 60 volunteers, and we need to provide 15 to 25 judges for each of the participating fairs. The winners of the individual school fairs then compete in the regional science competition, and we judge that event also. From there the winners go to the International Science and Engineering Fair sponsored by INTEL.

We are a nonprofit organization, and in addition to judging we raise funds to send the students who qualify to the International Science Fair. The skills needed for judges are: experience in scientific-technical professions, such as engineering, chemistry, medicine, biology.

I encourage you to join us, and I can assure you that you will find the experience to be very rewarding and a lot of fun.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email me at

Chris D. Clayton

Hilton Head Island

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