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Sonoma students dominate at county science fair

During the past few months, hundreds of middle-school students from across Sonoma County have developed and conducted experiments and prepared research reports in preparation for their schools’ science fairs. Entries were judged and scored based on execution of the scientific method, creativity, presentation and connections to the real world.

Three-dozen Sonoma students received scores in these local school science fairs that qualified them to compete at The Synopsys – Sonoma County Science Fair on March 1 at Sonoma State University (SSU). From across the county, 24 schools sent 156 students to compete.

From Sonoma, eight students from Adele Harrison Middle School, eight students from Altimira Middle School, two students from St. Francis Solano School and eight students from The Presentation School competed.

• Competing on Saturday from Adele were sixth-graders Sofia Portello, Olivia Weisiger, Jake Baker and Reese Dobson; seventh-graders Paulina Martindale and Liam Sheldon; and eighth-graders Emma Maggioncalda and Quinn Jenson.

• Competing at SSU from Altimira were eighth-graders Eliza Neely, Kimberly Uzzo, Karen Torres, Kohana Bowman and Molly Brown; and seventh-graders, Eden Scheiblech, Annette Lee and Gavin Kohler


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