Mercer County Schools held its annual Social Studies Fair at the Mercer Mall on Monday.
Students from third through 12th grades presented their research projects in front of a panel of judges, as well as parents and fellow students. One hundred eighty six different projects from a wide variety of topics were presented.
Among those was a project done by twins, Madeline and Sloan Hatcher about honey bees. Like many of the students who presented their work today, the siblings said they learned a lot while researching over the past few weeks.
“We learned how bees pollinate and how important they are” Madeline Hatcher said. “According to Albert Einstein, we would only be here 4 years without bees.”
The were nine different categories of projects presented today.
The students who won first place for each category have the opportunity to present at the regional fair in Beckley on March 9.