Kentucky American Water Salutes the 2023 Science Fair Participants and Winners

Lexington, KY., (Feb. 7, 2023) - Over 520 Fayette County public, private and home-school students in grades four through 12 participated in the 38th annual Kentucky American Water Science Fair coordinated by Fayette County Public Schools at Frederick Douglass High School in Lexington on Saturday, Feb. 4. The event included 490 projects judged by approximately 176 professionals as well as hands-on, educational exhibits and demonstrations collectively known as the Discovery Zone.

A total of 141 student projects received awards with six projects receiving special recognition from Kentucky American Water for demonstrating achievement in water science projects. (See winners list that accompanies this release.)

Kentucky American Water Vice President of Operations Andy Lewis, Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Demetrus Liggins and Lexington-Fayette Urban County 6th District Councilmember Denise Gray presented awards to students.

Judges evaluated the student projects according to the following categories: animal science, behavioral and social science, biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, chemistry, computer science, earth and planetary science, energy and transportation, engineering, environmental science, medicine and health science, microbiology, physics and astronomy and plant science.

Kentucky American Water initiated the science fair for junior high school students in 1985 as part of the company’s centennial celebration. The next year, the company joined with Fayette County Public Schools in coordinating the event. The fair has been expanded twice: first in 1989 to include elementary school science projects, and again in 1991 to include high school projects.

High school students who received awards at the district competition will advance to the Central Kentucky Regional Science and Engineering Fair to be held on March 7 at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Lexington.

Kentucky American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and wastewater services to approximately half a million people. For more information, visit and follow Kentucky American Water on Twitter and Facebook.

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With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs approximately 6,500 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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