This was the second year that the 8th grade student entered the Young Birder contest. Last year he did well, placing in writing and photography. This year he recieved first place in all 3 categories - writing, photography and conservation paving the way for the national grand prize.
The following is the link to the American Birding Association's announcement: http://birding.typepad.com/youngbirders/2013/03/announcing-the-2013-young-birders-of-the-year.html
Eric has received recognition in several areas of science over the past few years. At the Chester County Science Fairs, he earned high honors as a 4th grader and distinguished honors in 5th grade. He has placed at the secondary County level for the last 3 years, giving him the honor of representing our district at the Delaware Valley Science Fairs. Last year he won 2nd place there and earned the Broadcom MASTERS Middle School Award. This year he was the first place winner at Chester County and also earned the Bright Ideas in Botany Award. He will compete at the Del Val Fair in April.