TUBA CITY, Ariz. -Creativitiy, discipline, and keen scientific interest from students along with a supportive and caring educational environment made for several big wins at the Eagles Nest Intermediate School in Tuba City this past month.
Four intermediate students will represent the Tuba City School District at the state competition in Phoenix later this month.
Sixth grade student Geronie Pesodas was the science project high scorer in his division, winning first place.
Fifth grade student Ethan Enlow, third grade student Mica Song, third grader and Venexis Morales will also compete with Pesodas at the state level.
In the Eagles Nest Pee Wee Division the top winners were: Allen Hudson - first place in physical science with "Feel the Breeze," Jacelyn Tallsalt - first place in engineering and computer science with "How to Make the Wind Work for the Navajo Nation," and Maric Bilagody - third place in biology science with "Junk Food's Effect on Blood Glucose."
Six Pee Wee Division students participated in the regional science contest. Along with winners Hudson, Tallsalt and Bilagody, Mikayla Johnson, Alaini Dugi, Tyler Fisher also competed.
Competing in their grade level science contest wasn't the only high point for the student scientists, they also got a chance to travel to Churchrock, New Mexico for the competition and visited the Navajo Nation Tribal Museum in Window Rock on the way.
Another highlight for the students was the chance to meet, visit and compare scientific results with other students from both public and private schools.