More than 150 students at the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts in Natchitoches participated in the annual Science Fair, sponsored by the Department of Science, on Dec. 1 in the school gym.

Awards were presented in chemistry, physics, ecology and biology.

“The Science Fair introduces students to the process and fun of science research and allows them to participate in a science competition,” department Chairwoman Maggie Hodge said.

Claire Leming, a junior from St. Francisville, was on the first-place team in chemistry for the project “What’s in Your Coffee?”

Third place in biology went to a team including Ivy Harris, a sophomore from St. Francisville, for the project “Energy Content of Whole Wheat Pasta vs. Regular Pasta.”

Each of the winners is eligible to compete in the regional science fair to be held in the spring, a news release said.