Humboldt County Office of Education: Humboldt Students Excel at State Science Fair

Humboldt Students Excel at State Science Fair

Humboldt Students Excel at State Science Fair

The Humboldt County Office of Education’s Rising Stars Foundation, with support from The Rotary Club of Eureka and other local individuals, businesses and organizations, sponsored 18 students from Humboldt County to the 67th annual California State Science Fair in Los Angeles April 23-24. At the state competition, 934 students competed from 397 schools representing 795 projects.

The county champions qualified for the state competition after participating in the 35th annual Doris Niles Humboldt County Science Fair held in March at Humboldt State University. The Science Fair featured over 300 projects created by fourth through twelfth grade students from over 30 of the county’s elementary, middle and high schools.

Students earning recognition at the State Fair include:

SO903 – Fourth Place

Amaya M. Bechler, Grade 11
How Is Bird Abundance and Diversity Affected by Invasive Dense-flowered Cordgrass in Humboldt Bay Marshes?
School: Northcoast Preparatory Academy, Arcata, Humboldt County

J1511 – Honorable Mention

Ella L. Ivan, Grade 7
How Mid-Winter Storms Affect Bacteria Levels in Major Waterways of Northern California
School: Jacoby Creek Elementary School, Bayside, Humboldt County

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