By Julie Krch and Garrett Estrada
Learning Bridge Chairman of the Board and
Ely Times Staff Writer
Students from Learning Bridge Charter School made a big impression on the judges at the Western Nevada Regional Science and Engineering Fair in Reno on March 27. The local students of varying grade levels received cash as well as ribbons and trophies for their science projects at the annual science fair.
Projects from the school’s kindergarten and first grade classes were honored with a third place medal and honorable mention respectively. Several individual student project were also awarded including: fourth grader Tyler Petersen’s “Headlands” project, which received first place; Celeste Garza‘s “Turning Saltwater into Freshwater” received a special award from the American Chemical Society and earned her a $100 check; Clara Mcomber earned an honorable mention for her “How Much Weight Will a Tube Hold,” project; Jamie and William Andrae took home first place medals for their team project called “Corrals and Bubbles.” Nicco Montoya received fourth place trophy in the Junior High Physical Science area with “Gauze Rifle,” as well as $50 for being the first place Jr. General Electric award winner. Participation ribbons went to Heston Windous and Ayden Bath.
Third grade Maegan Fuller took first place for her bubble invention, which received a special award, including a $150 for the most unique invention at the fair.
Learning Bridge is very proud of our young scientists and inventors. Learning Bridge registration for the 2015-2016 school year is open. Parents are encouraged to come by and pick up an application or find it on our website: www.elylearningbridge.org.