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Hundreds of 4th through 12th grade students took part in Kern County's 29th annual Regional Science Fair March 14 at the Rabobank Convention Center. There were over 600 projects in all. The annual event is the culmination of months of hard work for students who rose through their school and district ranks for a chance to showcase their science projects and compete at the county level.
American oceanographer and explorer David Gallo provided the opening address before the judging of projects commenced. Students were asked to explain their displays, log books and hypothesis to a panel of judges and were graded on scientific thought/engineering goals, creativity, organization, completeness, clarity, effort and motivation.
First or second place finishers may be eligible to compete in the 66th annual California Science Fair to be held at the California Science Center in Los Angeles on April 24-25.
The following are the local results in each category:
Grade 4 - Food and Health Science:
First place - John Erick Tarcena/Kernville Elementary and Elizabeth Allen/Woodrow Wallace Elementary
Grade 4 - Plant Biology:
First Place - Trevor Stanton/Kernville Elementary
Honorable Mention - Aspen Hacker/Woodrow Wallace Elementary
Grades 6-8 - Earth & Environmental Science:
Honorable Mention - Kasey Lassen/Woodrow Wallace Middle
Grades 6-8 - Plant Biology:
First Place - Alana Tessman/Kern Valley
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