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Nevada County Students Qualify for 2017 CA State Science Fair

Once again Nevada County will be well represented at the California State Science Fair Competition coming up in less than two weeks. Jeff Petty who will be chaperoning the students down to Los Angeles for the event says the California State Science Center is next to USC. He says they have jets hanging from the ceiling and the students are actually exhibiting  under the space shuttle.

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This year there are two students from Clear Creek Jr. High School who will be attending.

click to listen to Jeff Petty
Also advancing to the state science competition is Clara Luisetti, an 8th grader at Seven Hills Middle School and her project studies if Water is Wasted by pre-rinsing and pre-scrubbing dishes.

Ellie Wood, an 8th Grader at Mount St. Mary’s Academy chose for her project: “A Cure for the Common Flood”

There’s one project from three Bear river High School Students .

click to listen to Jeff Petty

Petty has an idea how they came up with their project.

click to listen to Jeff Petty

Petty says it costs about $1,200  per student to attend the Science Fair, but he says prizes for winning can be upwards of $5,000 for projects at the High School level. It’s less for the middle school grades.

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