Three area students out of 1,093 qualify for upcoming state science fair

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A graphic Bella Welch made as part of her project.

Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter

Two Ojai Valley School (OVS) students and one Nordhoff student have earned the opportunity to compete in the California State Science Fair May 23.

The three competed in the Ventura County Science Fair April 20, which featured 1,093 entries from 796 middle- and high-school students. Only 42 science projects were selected to advance to the state competition.

Ojai's qualifiers are all products of the robust middle-school science program at OVS, headed by teacher Matt Inman. Inman teaches teaches seventh-grade biology and eighth-grade physics and chemistry, in addition to overseeing the science fair.

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