Hearnes holds Science Family Night, McNeary honored as Science Educator of the Year | Events
CHARLESTON, MO (KFVS) - "Science Family Night" was held on Thursday, February 7 at the Charleston Middle School gymnasium.
Local elementary students and their families were invited to see fun and exciting experiments performed by the night's special guest, local scientist Jason Lindsey (HookedOnScience.org).
Lindsey thrilled the audience with his science experiments, ranging from hovercraft rides to his signature toilet paper snow experiment. Both students and adults were chosen from the audience to participate.
Immediately following the presentation, Lindsey surprised 5th grade science teacher Mrs. Charlotte McNeary by recognizing her as "Hooked on Science Educator of the Year" for her outstanding work in science education. Each year the Hooked on Science team searches for an educator that demonstrates an excellence in science teaching. McNeary will receive tools for the classroom and more.
McNeary has been teaching for 21 years, and is single-handedly responsible for creating the Hearnes "Science Club" which boasts over 220 members in grades 1-5. She and Hearnes parent liaison Mr. B.J. Babb were instrumental in putting together the "Science Family Night" event, which brought in nearly 200 participants.
The school would like to thank the families for attending, Mrs. Angie Duenne and Charleston Middle School for their hospitality, Hearnes teachers for running the stations, and Mrs. Kathy Browning and her CHS student helpers for their assistance. They would also like to thank Focus Bank and Opaa! Food Management for sponsoring the event and their dedication to Charleston R-1 Schools.
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