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January 25th, 2008
Hernandez holds science fair

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↑Hernandez Intermediate students Elizabeth Hernandez, Margarita Guevara and Sindy Narvaez look at a science fair entry that models strata of the Edwards Aquifer and recharge zones. SUBMITTED PHOTOS by JAMAR KEATON.

From the San Marcos school district

Students at Hernandez Intermediate School set up their long-anticipated science fair in the school library on Jan. 17 and no one wanted to leave.

Animated groups gathered around the exhibits and research projects to admire and explore topics such as: “Dogs and Humans: Are They Really That Different” and a banana-ripening process called “Going Bananas.”

Crowd favorites included a diorama of the Edwards Aquifer in an aquarium that depicted the San Marcos area and Hill Country drainage areas and an exhibit called “Yeast Reacts” complete with balloons being inflated by the power of yeast.

The winners of the science fair, announced Jan. 25, include:

Earth Science (Individual)
Jonis Nava, 1st
Mendi Drissi, 2nd
Brittany Brown, 3rd

Earth Science (Group)
Taylor CoCo and Patrick Nierodzinski, 1st
Cassidy Wallace and Ryan Rodriguez, 2nd
Raven Goad and Emily Burt, 3rd

Physical Science (Individual)
Zach Rodriguez, 1st
Genave Martinez, 2nd
Anik Banerjee, 3rd

Physical Science (Group)
Erin Jaques and Sarah Swann, 1st
Molly Perez and Nohemi Navarrette, 2nd
Charlee Cervantez and Gabby Ruiz, 3rd

Life Science (Individual)
Tracie Purnell, 1st
Hunter McMain, 2nd
Sierra Trammell, 3rd

Life Science (Group)
Payton Bonner and Emmy Holmes, 1st
Caitlin Cost and Zoe Schwartz, 2nd
Sabine Hahn, Anna Galluzzi, Carlane Rios, and Angela Green, 3rd

Local businesses who underwrote the fair include Half Price Books, Hastings, Geodes, Egg Drop Toys, Cici’s Pizza, Chili’s, Applebee’s and Personal Pan Pizza.

— IRIS CAMPBELL
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4 thoughts on “Hernandez holds science fair

  1. Correction: Local businesses who sponsored prizes as follows:Half price books, Hastings, Wonderworld Cave, CiCi’s Pizza, Chili’s, Applebee’s, Movie Gallery & Pizza Hut.

  2. Yeah we try , and yes i’m Patrick the one above that won first place for earth science in a group .I still have the award on my mothers wall. And I was in 5th grade when i got that metal and now i am in 8th grade and currently working on my credits for high school while in middle school.

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