More than 700 Fayette County students in fourth through 12th grades competed Saturday in the Kentucky American Water Science Fair, and 152 of the projects received awards.
The fair, which is open to public, private and home-schooled students, was coordinated by Fayette County Public Schools and held at Tates Creek High School.
More than 600 projects were entered this year, the fair's 31st, according to a news release.
Winners advance to the Central Kentucky Regional Science and Engineering Fair at the University of Kentucky Feb. 28.
Derris Stanland of Lexington Christian Academy was the overall high school winner.
Other overall grade level winners included Dorottya Gal, a fourth-grader at Meadowthorpe Elementary; Meenakshi Ambati, a fifth-grader at Cassidy; Evan Winkler, a sixth-grader at Morton Middle School; Khushi Borikar, a seventh-grader at Winburn; and Rachel Seevers, an eighth-grader at Beaumont.
Six projects received special recognition from sponsor Kentucky American Water for demonstrating achievement in water science, and three students received the Urban Environmental Award.
About 150 professionals judged the event.