Local students rock UTPB science fair

Amber Mansfield
Staff Writer

Albert Einstein famously said “To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination, and marks real advance in science.”
Einstein was an avid seeker of knowledge and someone who appreciated the study of all that is science. Some local young scientists are also showing interested in the field. Students from Big Spring Jr. High, Intermediate School, Goliad Elementary, and Washington Elementary descended on the University of Texas of the Permian Basin science fair on March. 3, and a few of those students went to play for keeps.
Local students placed in a variety different science subjects:
• In the Junior Division, Gissele Holguin, from Big Spring Jr. high, placed first in Earth and Environment Sciences;
• Placing second in Robotics and Intelligent Machines were Kaiden Roberts, David Villagrana, and John Maniyali from Big Spring Intermediate;
• From Washington Elementary there was Genesis Olivares, who placed third in Chemistry; Brennan Pike placed 2nd in Life Sciences; and Alexander Phillips placed 3rd in Physics/Astronomy;
• From Goliad, Reegan Thompson placed 2nd in Behavioral/Social Science; and Lillian Francher won the "Friends of the Science Fair" award.
“We are proud of all our students,” said Monica Fierro at Goliad Elementary. “They work so hard and are passionate about what they do.”

Contact Staff Writer Amber Mansfield at 432-263-7331 ext. 234, or by email at life@bigspringherald.com.

See Tuesday's paper.