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Eastern Sierra News for July 17, 2024





Press release

Bishop, CA — The Inyo County Science Fair was held on February 6th. Five schools participated this year: Big Pine School (6th-8th grades); Bishop Elementary (4th grade); Home Street Middle School (7th-8th grades); Lone Pine (4th -10th grades); Owens Valley (4th grade); and Round Valley (4th-8th grades).

Dr. Lisa Fontana, Evelina Dondero, Rylee Arcularius, Nicolette Maxey, Amy Lee, Paige Johnson, Luci Flores, Amelia Blakey, and Lo Lyness

These schools sent a total of sixty-five students to the county competition. Of these sixty-five students, the following ten students were selected to move on to the regional science fair, to be held in Fontana, California on April 3rd:

Ben Rowan (BES, 4th):

“The Effect Of Parachute Size”

Blake Winzenread (RV, 5th):

“Want Dinner? Use The Winner!”

Luci Flores & Paige Johnson (BP 7th):

“School Zone Speed and the SLOW DOWN Marquee”

Amelia Blakey (HSMS 7th):

“What Color Attracts The Most Insects?”

Amy Lee (HSMS 7th):

“How Well Do Various Sops Work In Washing Hands”

Nicolette Maxey (HSMS 7th):

“Do Children Have The Same Gender Stereotyping Mindset as Adults?”

Owen Hildenbrand (HSMS 8th):

“Alfalfa, Is It As Tough As We Think?”

Rylee Arcularius & Evelina Dondero (RV 8th):

“Flood Irrigation Efficiency”

ICSOS congratulates these students and thanks all of our student scientists across the county for their hard work and participation!

Dr. Lisa Fontana, Blake Winzenread, Ben Rowan, and Lo Lyness

ICSOS also greatly appreciates the time and effort invested by all of the adults who worked to make this event possible:

  • Student coaches: Jan Hart (BP), Wayne Linse (BES), Matt Wilson and Jonathan Willy (HSMS), Allison Peeler (OV), Sarah Civitano, Maryann Buck, and Laurel (LP), and Randee Arcularius (RV).

  • Volunteer judges: Dustin Blakey, Maggie Riley, Mark Hodges, Michele Slaton, Howard Walker, Jim Gilbreath, Sheena Waters, Zach Nelson, Sherri Lisius, Darla Heil, Tyler Starbard, Phil Pister, Hilary Parish, and Ian Bell.

The next county science fair will be held in 2020. 

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