The Paynesville City Corporation (PCC) has hosted its 2016 Science Fair competition with eight schools participating in the event held yesterday at the Paynesville City Hall.
According to the organizer of the academic event, the science fair was inspired by Goddy Padmore, a Liberian boy who used wasted materials from dumpsites to construct model houses in different designs to sell and take care of his impoverished family. The City Mayor of Paynesville City, C. Cyvette Gibson, said she was amazed to know that Liberian children are naturally smart to the extent that they can invent things from scratch. As a result of Padmore’s brilliance, Mayor Gibson is taking full responsibility for his education until he completes high school. The participating schools presented on various scientific hypotheses before a panel of judges with high professional standing in the sciences. At the end of the various presentations, the Paynesville Seventh Day Adventist High School won, with Isaac A. David High School and Prime School System wining second and third places respectively. Speaking at the program, the Director General of the General Services Agency, Mary T. Broh, motivated the students to take their learning seriously because the skills they exhibited are what investors will need as the country advances. Every member of the winning school was awarded full tuition payment for a year through the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.