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,” said Maggie Hodge, chairwoman of the department.

Lewis Johnson, a junior from Baton Rouge, was on the first-place team for physics with the project “Projecting the Position of a Spring Pendulum.”

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