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Eight Bemidji Middle School students participated in the Minnesota State Science and Engineering Fair April 7-9 in Bloomington. Pictured are, front row, from left, Anna Corradi, Elizabeth Corradi, Bo-derik Thorson, and Hannah Eichstadt; back row, from left, Zach Erickson, Matthew Norgaard, Autumn Wilcox, and Hannah Eller. Submitted Photo

BMS students place at state science fair

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BEMIDJI – Eight students from Bemidji Middle School participated in the Minnesota State Science and Engineering Fair April 7-9 in Bloomington, with several winning corporate awards.


They were eligible to participate because they received purple ribbons in February at the Regional Science Fair at BSU.

Locally, awards were won as follows:

- Anna and Elizabeth Corradi, eighth and sixth grades respectively – Medtronic Award: first place Middle School Medicine & Health.

- Hannah Eller, seventh grade – American Chemical Society Award: first place Middle School Chemistry project; Ecolab Food Safety Award: first place Middle School project.

- Bo-derik Thorson, sixth grade: ASM Material Education Award: certificate and medallion for best Middle School project with best materials engineering; Seagate Technology First-Year Award: awarded to the top 40 student project presenters competing at the state fair for the first time; Bronze Award: top 15 percent of highest-scoring project overall.

There were 480 middle- and high-school students participating in the state fair.

Pioneer staff reports