VICKSBURG, Miss. - Four soldiers from the 412th Theater Engineer Command served as volunteer science fair judges for local elementary school students. <br /> <br /> The contest was held Feb. 22-23, at the Vicksburg Auditorium. The 412th judges were Maj. Tim Gothard, Chief Warrant Officer Phillip Medford, Master Sgt. Christopher Kraft, and Sgt. 1st Class Kerry Blackmon. <br /> <br /> With presentations on topics ranging from Angry Birds to floating eggs, young scientists showed off their hard work for a chance to advance to the state level competition. “It was a good opportunity to get out in the community and meet people,” said Blackmon. “The kids were excited… A lot of good ideas out there.” <br /> <br /> The 412th TEC, which has been apart of the contest for several years running, donated two trophies to the event that represented the “best of fair” awards for first- through third-grade and fourth-through sixth-grade competitors. The winners of the local competition will advance to the state competition, to be held in March at Jackson State University.