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Academic Fair 2023 – Showcase

Ossipee Valley Christian School Academic Fair 2023

The results are in, and they did not disappoint! If you’re a current OVCS student family, we hope you had a positive and fun learning experience over the last couple of months leading up to this final Academic Fair showcase.

And if you’re not a current OVCS family, or you missed our event, we are thrilled to share some of this year’s results with you!

The Process and Project Criteria

As a reminder, here’s a quick outline of the Academic Fair project process and criteria. This was a multi-subject project that students worked on for several weeks and then presented to judges, the school, and their families!

Each student was instructed to incorporate knowledge from a variety of academic and artistic areas, except for PreK and Kindergarten who worked to complete class projects.

Subjects could vary by student and by project, and might include social studies, history, geography, government, mathematics, literature, science, health, research writing, creative writing, public speaking, visual art, dance, music, drama, and Bible.

While this was a school-wide event, each grade level was given age-appropriate instructions and expectations. Grade 1 had three required subject areas, 2nd-4th had four required subject areas, and 5th thru high school had five required subject areas.

The judging criteria was based on content, a verbal interview, creativity, organization and neatness, inclusion of each subject area, and use of different mediums.

The variety of topics and flexibility of the criteria allowed each student an opportunity to have fun and excel while learning valuable life skills.

Learn more about the process and criteria here:

Project Showcase

And now on to the results! After weeks of hard work and set-up, we were so pleased with what we saw and how the student presented their topics with knowledge and confidence this week.

Academic Projects | Academic Fair | Science Fair

Plus, this year, we had the added benefit of incorporating an art show alongside our Academic Fair displays.

Art Show | Art Display | Student Art

Here are project examples from the various grade levels… (click on any image for a closer look)


The PreK class completed a class project all about teeth and dental hygiene.


The Kindergarten class completed a class project all about plants and the growing cycle.

Primary Grades

The variety of projects and skills in grades 1 – 3 can be seen in these examples ranging from a variety of animals to small engines.


Upper Elementary

The variety of projects and skills in grades 4 – 6 can be seen in these examples ranging from coffee and ants to outer space.


Junior High

The variety of projects and skills in grades 7 & 8 can be seen in these examples ranging from the potato gun to dementia.


High School

The variety of projects and skills in grades 9 – 12 can be seen in these examples ranging from politics to paleontology.


The Feedback

The feedback we get from this process and experience is always priceless! In addition to learning about a topic of interest, students are encouraged and encourage others to excel and grow.

“Awesome. The projects were well done and it was a joy to be part of. It was hard work and there were moments of grumbling along the way. But, it really was a wonderful showing of student talent and ability and a positive reflection of parent and teacher guidance.”
– Scott Weirick, Headmaster

“It was such a blessing to see the variety of projects and ideas from the students. I really enjoyed seeing the students share what they learned and their excitement with each other over their projects.”
– OVCS Teacher

“Last night was very special to be able to see the students hard work!”
– OVCS Parent

“It was entertaining and interesting to see the difference form this year to last year. I could see the improvements both in the student process and how the final event came together. I love seeing the progress and look forward to seeing what next year will bring!”
– OVCS Parent

“I thought this was a brilliant exercise in planning and time management, in addition to the actual learning that occurred. The students were given age-appropriate instruction, ample time, and we had fun discussing it at home. After the final event, we were already planning our topic for next year!”
– OVCS Parent

“I was excited to see if I would get a blue ribbon or red.”
– OVCS Student

“I learned a lot about porcupines and I got to show quills.”
– OVCS Student

“I liked the fake teeth that the PreK class made and flossing the teeth.”
– OVCS Student

“I want to do dirt bikes next year and I can put pictures on my project!”
– OVCS Student

“I loved learning about sea turtles and they can live for 150 years!”
– OVCS Student

“I liked the platypus one where we got to use the black light on the pictures.”
– OVCS Student

“I loved all the cool designs.”
– OVCS Student

The Results

A total of 48 unique and inspired projects were completed, presented, and judged. And the results were…

3 Trophies were awarded, for the areas of Space (grade 6), Dementia (grade 8), and Politics (grade 9). Congratulations!

Plus, 26 Blue ribbons and 19 Red ribbons were awarded to all our well deserving, hard working students.

We couldn’t be prouder of these students, their enthusiasm, or their hard work. Congratulations and we look forward to next year!

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