The Junior division (sixth through eighth grade) science fair winner for the Flint Area Science Fair was Bilal Muhammad Ali, seventh grade, of Genesee Academy (the school connected to the Flint Islamic Center on Corunna).
There are 3 divisions in the competition, Senior – High school students; Junior- 6th-8th grades; Elementary- 4th-5th grades.
About 22 current and graduated (high school) Genesee Academy students were chosen as finalists in the three divisions.
More than 300 students from Genesee, Shiawassee, Tuscola and Lapeer counties participated in the three-day competition at Kettering Universityâ€™s campus.
John Wambaugh, fair director, said the top-prize winners had the most unique and best presented projects.
â€œIt was really hard to pick this year,â€ he said.
All the winners were awarded certificates, prizes, merchandise, bonds and scholarships valued at approximately $28,000.
Three winners were from Genesee Academy, including Mena Salman – First place Physical Science; Adam Alamah – First Place Life Science; Bilal Muhammad Ali – First Place in Earth & Grand prize for junior division.