By CALVIN PYNN
Two students from the Southwest Virginia Governor’s School have managed to innovate and achieve greatly at a recent series of science fairs.
Julia Hager, a senior at Pulaski County High School, and Anna Makarova, a senior at Christiansburg High School, both entered experiments into the fairs that earned top prizes in the competition. Makarova, 18, won third place, while Hager, also 18, was chosen to compete in the International Science Fair in Los Angeles.
The two students entered their projects into the Blue Ridge Highlands Regional Science Fair, held at Radford University, and then later at the Virginia State Science Fair at the Virginia Military Institute. They were the only two contestants from the Southwest Virginia Governor’s School to place this year.
According to Hager, this was also the first time in 15 to 20 years that a student from the school has won a major award.
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