This is the final blog of a series introducing an inspiring young lady, Alexis Valentine, aka “Bat Girl” through her own words.
Hi Mr. & Mrs. Tuttle,
I hope you guys are doing good. Any exciting bat news?
We finally had our county science fair after lots of reschedules due to snow days. I’m happy to say that I got 1st place in the 6th–8th grade Jr. division in biological science and I got overall grand champion in the 6th–8th grade Jr. division.
I will go on to the regional competition at the end of March.
Thanks for all of your help!
March 13, 2015
Hi Mr. & Mrs. Tuttle,
I got my comment sheets back from the regional History Fair. I received a rating of Excellent with many Superior markings. I didn’t win as much as I did at the science fair, but history really isn’t my thing but the judges really loved the info 🙂
They loved hearing about bats. One judge said that it was a great topic and that I was very enthusiastic and good at public speaking. They told me they look forward to me competing next year too.
Have fun on your trip and be safe.
April 2, 2015
Hi Mr. & Mrs. Tuttle
How are you guys doing?
I just got back from the regional science fair. I am happy to report that I won 3 awards with a total of $150 in prizes.
2 special awards:
*from the “Association of Women in Science”: $25 prize for outstanding science project by a young female.
*from “TN Association of Science Teachers”: $100 prize for outstanding demonstration in using the scientific method in research
Overall award (6th–8th grade):
*Excellence award & nominee to compete at the Broadcom Masters & a $25 prize
*received top 10% rating of all projects submitted out of 127
Different judges asked me questions for 2 straight hours and I competed against engineering projects and all kinds of other types of science projects.
Great news for the bats! More people now know about WNS.
We hope that her example will inspire additional young people as well as potential mentors. Such dedicated youth are our hope for the future.
All photos were taken by Alexis’s mom and first mentor. Thank you, Amy, for helping to make this blog series possible!