Hammond Westside Montessori held its annual Science Fair for sixth-grade students last month.

Fair coordinator Tiffany Mitchell-Davis said this was an opportunity for the students to apply the scientific method to conduct independent or grouped research, a news release from the school said.

Students who won used the scientific method properly and demonstrated thoroughness in their studies, the release said. The students received first, second and third place and will compete in the regional competition at Southeastern Louisiana University later this month. There is a possibility that some students may be promoted to the State Science Fair, which will be at LSU, school officials said.