The annual Science Fair at Cunha Intermediate School marked a significant milestone for the community, as students, parents and volunteer judges returned to the event after two years of remote fairs and virtual submissions. The 2020-21 school year went fully remote in early spring 2020, making the science fair an optional project with only 10 participants. For the next two years, students presented their projects through a powerpoint slideshow.
This year’s fair was considered a “return to normal” by Cunha science teacher Kurt Murray, who expressed excitement at bringing the community back to the event. The poster boards at the fair showcased a variety of scientific studies, ranging from testing the strength of different brands of dental floss to whether teachers could distinguish assignments written by students or artificial intelligence.
Coastside News Group photographer Anna Hoch-Kenney captured the event and a gallery is available for viewing. The return to in-person science fair presentations was a refreshing change from two years of virtual submissions and remote fairs. The community came together to celebrate science and encourage young minds to explore their interests in STEM fields.