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DATE: May 15, 2019
CONTACT: Lara Hooper, (603) 271-4071

27th Annual New Hampshire Fourth Grade Water Science Fair and Poetry Winners Announced

Winners from Keene, Manchester, Westmoreland, North Hampton

Manchester, NH - The New Hampshire 4th Grade Water Science Fair and Drinking Water Festival was held Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Manchester. Students from Candia, Gilsum, Harrisville, Keene, Manchester, Marlborough, Surry and Westmoreland presented their science projects to panels of judges.

4th Grade Water Science Fair Results:

  • First Place: Caitlyn Bishop, Manchester
  • Second Place: Rylee Swift, Keene
  • Third Place: Andrew Downing, Keene
  • Fourth Place: Ethan Anhert, Westmoreland
  • Honorable Mentions: Avery Kelly, Westmoreland
    Nildalany Gardner, Manchester
    Jaelyn Hartford, Manchester
    Declan Manning, Manchester

In conjunction with this event was the second annual Water Poetry Contest. Students composed poems relating to the theme "The Power of Water."

4th Grade Water Poetry Contest Results:

  • First Place: Emily Hyett, North Hampton School
  • Second Place: Devin Stanton, North Hampton School
  • Third Place: Tommy Janvrin, North Hampton School
  • Fourth Place: Maddy Kontos, North Hampton School

Science Fair and Poetry awards were presented by WMUR Meteorologist Hayley LaPoint. Trophies were donated by Manchester Water Works.

The Drinking Water Festival celebrates National Drinking Water Week. The event was sponsored by the New Hampshire Drinking Water Coalition in conjunction with the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services to encourage future leaders and scientists to learn about one of the world's most precious resources, water! More than 400 students from 11 different schools across New Hampshire participated. Operators, scientists, consultants, artists and environmental educators from public water systems, nonprofit organizations, higher education and local, state and federal agencies joined together to share their expertise with students. Students explored ways to keep water clean, conservation, water testing, groundwater pollution, how climate change is affecting water systems and many other topics. A drinking water tasting contest matched several municipal water supply systems against each other for the coveted Best Tasting Drinking Water Award. Concord Water Department was chosen by the students as having the best tasting water.

The water festival is supported by volunteers and donations from many organizations, including:

  • 4H
  • Aries Engineering
  • Bromley Adventure Park
  • Café la Reine
  • Candia Springs Adventure Park
  • Charmingfare Farm
  • Children's Museum of New Hampshire
  • Chucksters
  • Concord General Services
  • EJ Prescott
  • Fun Spot
  • Funway Park, LLC
  • Fuss & O'Neill
  • Granite State Rural Water
  • Keene Water Department
  • Kroka Expeditions
  • Lake Sunapee Protective Association
  • Lewis Engineering PLLC
  • Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves
  • Magic Wings
  • Manchester Historic Association Millyard Museum
  • Manchester Water Works
  • Montshire Museum of Science
  • Morningside Flight Park
  • Mt Washington Observatory
  • N.H. Fisher Cats
  • New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
  • New Hampshire Department of Transportation
  • New Hampshire DHHS Public Health Laboratory
  • New Hampshire Water Well Association
  • New Hampshire Water Works Association
  • Pennichuck Water
  • Plymouth Village Water & Sewer District
  • RCAP Solutions, Inc.
  • Smith Pump Co.
  • Society for the Protection of Forest and Lands
  • Space Entertainment Center
  • Squam Lakes Association
  • Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
  • Statewide Aquastore, Inc.
  • The Common Man, Concord
  • Underwood Engineers
  • UNH Manchester STEM Discovery Lab
  • US Army Corps of Engineers, New England District
  • US Forest Service
  • Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences
  • Whale's Tale Waterpark
  • Wright-Pierce
  • York's Wild Animal Kingdom

For more information about the event, please contact Lara Hooper at (603) 271-4071.

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