Local students awarded at state science fair

Aaliyah Paggi and Eli Lang of Three Rivers earn second place in microbiology, honorable mention in zoology

TULARE COUNTY – Two of the six Tulare County students selected to present their projects virtually at the 70th Annual California Science & Engineering Fair April 13 received state awards.

Aaliyah Paggi of Three Rivers Union School received second place in the Junior Microbiology Category for her project How Long Should You Wash Your Hands? Eli Lang, also of Three Rivers Union School, received honorable mention in the Junior Zoology Category for his project, Calcium Level in Mealworms.

Three Rivers Union School student Aaliyah Paggi developed a project entitled How Long Should You Wash Your Hands? which placed second in the Junior Microbiology Category at the California Science & Engineering Fair.Submitted image

Other Tulare County projects that qualified for the state competition included:

  • “Different Destinations: The Influence of Weight on Flight” by Abigail Nesmith from Three Rivers Union School
  • “How Long Should You Wash Your Hands?” by Aaliyah Paggi from Three Rivers Union School
  • “Reducing Plastic” by Anna Villavicencio from Three Rivers Union School
  • “Biotechnology and the Soybean Revolution Take Two: Reestablishing Baselines to Examine GR Soybean Meal on Plant Growth and Environmental Pollution” by Libby Sanders from Sequoia Middle School in Porterville

Three Rivers students also took home two of the competition’s five excellence ribbons, along with two students from Springville Union School District and one from Redwood High School in Visalia. For a list of all Science & Engineering Fair results, visit tcoe.org/ScienceFair.

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