More than 150 students at the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts in Natchitoches participated in the school’s 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,” said Maggie Hodge, chairwoman of the department.

Bailey Dixon, a senior from Zachary, won first place in ecology with the project “Novel Stimuli Learning in Flatworms.”

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