Students do well at State Science Fair

New Prague middle and high school students who participated in the Minnesota State Science & Engineering Fair at the Doubletree Hotel in Bloomington recently, came home with several honors.

Students who presented science projects at the Friday, March 20, through Monday, March 23, competition were Olivia Balfanz, Janae Becher, Vicky Erickson, Julianne Pankow, siblings Brian and Anna Prchal and Alex Smisek.

The Minnesota Academy of Science sponsored the event, which included the middle school paper competition where Smisek, Anna and Pankow made Power- Point presentations of their research papers and projects to judges. Anna was awarded a medal for her presentation. Brian presented his research paper in the Junior Symposium for High School Students.

Brian and Becher earned special awards. Brian received a Mathematica Software Package, and Becher earned a bronze medal, which went to the top...

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