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Three Chatham students are state science fair winners

Posted Wednesday, March 29, 2006

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Raleigh, NC - Rebecca Briggs Brown and Julia Rao, sixth grade students at North Chatham, won third place at the State Science Fair in the junior Technology Division on March 25, at Meredith College in Raleigh. For their project they researched how much drivers are distracted while using cell phones. Their project's title was “Driven to Distraction.”

Sarah Lynn Jaeger, a ninth grade student at Chatham Central High School, won first place at the State Science Fair in the Senior Earth/ Environmental Division. For her project she researched how soil's pH and texture affects how it conducts electricity. The title of her project was “The Effect of Different pH Values and Texture Types on the Electrical Conductivity of Soil.” Jaeger may be nominated as one of the high school individual winners to attend the International Science and Engineering Fair in May of 2006 in Indianapolis.

Prior to the State Science Fair competition, Brown and Rao won first place in the North Chatham science fair. Sarah won first place in the Chatham Central High School science fair. All three were first place winners in the 2006 Chatham County Science Fair. At the Regional Science Fair on March 1, Brown and Rao won first place in the Junior Technology Division and Jaeger won second place in the Senior Earth and Environmental Division.

 
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