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Scotts Valley Middle School Science Fair draws a great crowd

Budding Scotts Valley Middle School scientists shared the results of their research Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at the second annual SVMS Science Fair.

Organized by teachers Sally Ghilarducchi, Christine Erskine and parent Denise Gurer, 55 students exhibited project boards and lab notebooks in Physical/Earth Science or Life Science categories.

Twenty-one parents were recruited to interview and judge their work, and 10 award winners were selected to represent Scotts Valley Middle School in the Santa Cruz County science Fair on March 9, 2013.

Names of winners:

First Place

Rishi Chandiramani (Life)

Megan Gurer (Physical)


Second Place

Emma Schaefer-Whittal (Life)

Joe Murray (Physical)


Third Place

Devin Derecho (Life)

Madison Seaman (Physical)


Honorable Mention

Alex Reno (Life)

Jillian Hughes (Life)

Taylor Ginieczki (Physical)

Lauren Sterbenc (Physical)


Congratulations to all, and best of luck at the County Fair!

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