HNPS students earn first place in national DuPont Challenge

Posted on September 23, 2015 by From Staff Reports

Holley-Navarre Primary School’s gifted ACES class, facilitated by Pamela Gadboys recently won first place for the second grade division in the national DuPont Challenge, a hands-on science writing competition.
The challenge encouraged students in Kindergarten through 5th grade to “explore ways to make the world a healthier, safer, better place for ourselves and for future generations”.
As part of their project, the students at HNMS helped facilitate a fundraiser to for Santa Rosa Animal Services.
Not only did the class raise money, but they also collected donations for the animals at the facility.
The organization was the focus and beneficiary of the students’ project for their winning story “The Great Animal Shelter Experiment”.
Gadboys’ class was one of hundreds of science writing projects submitted from across the U.S. and Canada.
Part of the students’ award included a “Science is Fun Day” arranged and facilitated by DuPont.
Representatives from Santa Rosa Animal Services, were in attendance at “Science is Fun Day”, held on Sept. 9.
The event was recorded and broadcast for other elementary students around the county. Gadboys, the gifted students teacher, and the winning students were also recognized at the recent Santa Rosa County School Board meeting.