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The 2009 Galveston County Science and Engineering Fair is being hosted at Galveston College on February 28th.  The fair, a joint project of Galveston College, UTMB and Texas A&M Galveston, is now in its 27th year.

Galveston College Hosts 2009 County Science Fair

Galveston College will host the 27th Annual Galveston County Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, February 28, 2009 in the Galveston College gymnasium and Fine Arts Center.  A cooperative effort of Galveston College, Texas A&M University at Galveston and University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, the fair provides an opportunity for students to turn their creative and competitive energies into producing innovative scientific and engineering projects.  Students from different schools located throughout Galveston County share and learn from each other and their achievements are recognized through the awarding of certificates, trophies, prizes, savings bonds and scholarships.

Founded in 1983, the Galveston County Science and Engineering Fair has over 350 students participating each year.  Over ninety volunteer judges and organizers help with the event every year.  The exhibit area in the Galveston College gymnasium will be open to the public from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.  The Junior Division Awards Ceremony will be held at 2:15 p.m. and the 9th grade and Senior Division Awards Ceremony is at 4:00 p.m.

Galveston County Science and Engineering Fair co-chairs are Dr. Donna Lang of Texas A&M Galveston, Dr. Clifford Houston of University of Texas Medical Branch and Dr. James Salazar of Galveston College.  Committee members are Steve Conway, Dr. Melanie Lesko, John Merritt, Dr. Bill Seitz, Nyles Graham, Dr. Tom Linton, Ric Montelongo, Natalie Wiest, Dr. Patricia Seitz, Dr. Marguerite Sognier, Alicia Simmons, Sylvia Torres, Joe Huff, Sylvia Ojeda and Michelle Phillips.

Country Western Dance Classes

This is a beginning class for those who are new to dancing, have no experience with Country and Western dances or need a refresher.  Students will learn the most popular Country and Western dances:  two-step and polka.  The class will concentrate on the two-step and the basics of dance fundamentals.  A variety of fun patterns will be taught, including couple and underarm turns, conversation, wraps and side-by-side.  Ladies will learn how to spin.  This class is held on Mondays beginning February 2nd and will go through Monday, March 2nd.  The cost of the class is $50 and no textbook is required.

GC Choir Begins January 26th

The Galveston College Choir will begin on January 26th and will continue until May 4th.  The choir is open for all who enjoy singing and our musical ensemble of singers welcome new voices.  The cost is $35 per person and the class meets from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. on Monday evenings in room FA-207.