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Adam Holland

Five La Porte Jr. High School students are set to compete at the Science & Engineering Fair of Houston on February 15, after winning over the judges at the annual campus science fair.


The young scientists will compete in the biology, chemistry and physics categories against counterparts from 22 area counties. 


Sebastian Castro – What Drinks Affect Your Bones?
Kayla Juarez – Egg-cellent Teeth

Ava Espinosa – Incandescent Flames

Leo Russell – The Highest Bounce
Gabriel Montemayor – Effects of Friction

Judges selected the qualifying projects from more than 60 entries in four categories, according to Shawn Oliphint, eighth-grade science teacher. The judging panel included community members and representatives of area industry and La Porte ISD.

The annual Science & Engineering Fair of Houston is a two-day event that takes place at the George R. Brown Convention Center.  Winners advance to the state competition in College Station.

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