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Science Fair Sees Project Increase
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Sierra View Elementary student Kaia Cox, 6, was happy to man her station on Wednesday night for the 34th Annual Science Fair hosted at the FES Hall in Oakdale. The young scientist shared specifics about her project Germs Germs Everywhere with interested visitors. - photo by Teresa Hammond/The Leader

A love of science is alive and well with Oakdale Joint Unified School District underclassmen. Over the past week, a total of 180 projects occupied space at the FES Hall, representing students from Cloverland, Fair Oaks, Magnolia, Sierra View and Oakdale Junior High.

The students were participants in the 34th Annual Science Fair. The total of 180 group and individual projects were judged by community volunteers. Awards will be given during the Awards Ceremony scheduled to be held this evening, Wednesday, March 8 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Magnolia Elementary School Auditorium.

According to organizers this year’s event had an increase of 50 projects over the 2016 Science Fair total.

“Approximately 70 of the 180 projects qualify to participate in the Stanislaus County Science Fair in May,” Fair Oaks Vice Principal Jennifer Davis stated. “Wednesday night approximately 115 students will be receiving awards for their work on their projects.”


Organizers added that the variety and number of projects bodes well for the future of the Science Fair in the district.