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Flathead High students medal at regional science fair

by HILARY MATHESON
Daily Inter Lake | March 16, 2022 12:00 AM

Three inquiring minds from Flathead High School won awards at the Montana Tech Regional Science and Engineering Fair in Butte.

Grades ninth through 12th competed March 3.

They are sophomores Dyson Linden and Keanu Ng and junior Kenna Anderson. The trio also won special awards.

Anderson’s project titled the Effect of Ocean Acidification on Carbon Sequestration by Nannochloropsis earned a silver medal in the Environmental Sciences category. She also received the Stockholm Junior Regional Water Prize and awards from the Office of Naval Research, American Meteorological Society and Association for Women Geoscientists.

Ng earned a bronze medal for his Environmental Sciences project titled The Effect of Wildfire Ash on the Growth of Algae. He also received the Stockholm Junior Regional Water Prize in addition to awards from the American Meteorological Society and Big Hole River Foundation.

In the Physics and Astronomy category, Linden’s project titled Spaced Out Music: The Effect of Music on Sound Delay was named the top 10th-grade project at the fair and earned a silver medal. He also received a Montana Technological University Dual Enrollment Program Award.

All three projects earned blue ribbons in their respective medal divisions.

The state science fair hosted by the University of Montana will offer students a chance to compete either virtually March 24 or in-person March 28 with an awards ceremony scheduled March 29.

Reporter Hilary Matheson may be reached at 406-758-4431 or by email at hmatheson@dailyinterlake.com.

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Flathead High School sophomore Keanu Ng received a bronze medal and three special awards at the Montana Tech Regional Science and Engineering Fair for his project titled The Effect of Wildfire Ash on the Growth of Algae. (Photo provided by Lynette Johnson)

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Flathead High School sophomore Dyson Linden received a silver medal at the Montana Tech Regional Science and Engineering Fair for his project titled Spaced Out Music: The Effect of Music on Sound Delay. It was also named the top 10th-grade project and received a special award. (Photo provided by Lynette Johnson)

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