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Tuba City students win big at Navajo Nation Science Fair
2014 Tuba City Junior High School Science Fair Winners. Back row from left:  Meaghan Moran, Marison Bilagody and Shane Tallman. Front from left: Mary Ardita and Edick Nuesca. Photo/Rosanda Suetopka Thayer
2014 Tuba City Junior High School Science Fair Winners. Back row from left: Meaghan Moran, Marison Bilagody and Shane Tallman. Front from left: Mary Ardita and Edick Nuesca. Photo/Rosanda Suetopka Thayer
Geronie Pesodas with his first place Navajo Nation Science Fair entry. Photo/Rosanda Suetopka Thayer
Geronie Pesodas with his first place Navajo Nation Science Fair entry. Photo/Rosanda Suetopka Thayer
Winners for the Navajo Nation Science Fair from Tuba City District
Tuba City Primary

First place, Alexandra Esquivel - Horses Water Troughs

First place, Maria Bilagody - Dance Central 2 and Heart Rate

First place, Allen Hudson - Don't Rush Falling

Third place, Robert McCloskey - Wonderful Technology

Fourth place, Maric Bilagody - Playing the Xbox and Blood Pressure

Tuba City Junior High

Second place, Marison Bilagody - Level Up Your Memory

Second place, Edick Nuesca - Don't get Burned

Third place, Meaghan Moran - How High Can You Go?

Fifth place, Shane Tallman - Up High, Down Low

Eagles Nest Intermediate School

Third place, Micah Song - Tooth Decay

Fifth place, Jonathan Gutierrez - You Want It Hot, Right?

Fifth place, Kaloni Moeai - Unbreakable Egg

Fifth place, Evan Nuesca - Flying High

Fifth place, Fallon Hatathlie - Which Gum Lasts the Longest

Fifth place, Anika Sherman - Friendly Apples

Fifth and Sixth Grade: First place, Geronie Pesodas (attending Arizona State Science Fair competition in April to represent Tuba City District) - Yummy But Greasy

Second place, Eagle's Nest Intermediate School, overall team competition at Navajo Nation Science Fair.

Third place, Jeff Hall - Cutting through Grease

Fourth place, Angel Labajo - Task Perception

Fourth place, Ezekiel Macaraig - Whos the Hot shot?

Honorable mention, Chelmaria Bilagody - Solar Oven

Honorable mention, Zaria Hichez - Nature-Sun

Honorable mention, Walela Parish - Does Practice make Perfect

Honorable mention, McShane Brown - Let's Talk String

Honorable mention, Edrick Fajardo - Sour Power

Honorable mention, Caleb John - Heat that Lasts

Honorable mention, Shantel Manygoats - Plant Fertilizers

Honorable mention, Kayla Kenny - "Lights of Life."

Science fair coaches:

Junior High - Arnel Dela Cruz and Allan Dino

Tuba City Primary School - Science Committee Coordinator Phillip McCabe




Rosanda Suetopka Thayer
The Observer

TUBA CITY, Ariz. - It was a two-tiered process for Tuba City District students to get to the final win at the Navajo Nation Science Fair this year.

First, students had to win in their own district competition to be able to compete in the multi-district K-12 competition in Window Rock, Ariz. Students from Utah, New Mexico and Arizona competed in the Window Rock fair.

One middle school student from Eagle's Nest Middle School in the Tuba City District will now move on to the Arizona State Science Fair competition in April.

Geronie Pesodas, age 11, is the son of Clarence and Genaro Pesodas. The family lives in Tuba City by way of Maryland. Pesodas has attended Tuba City District schools for the past three years.

Pesodas' "Yummy but Greasy" experiment on potato chips and their salt-fat content took top honors at the Tuba City science fair and won top honors at the Navajo Nation Fair as well.

Pesodas wanted to show which potato chips were the least healthy for people to eat. His experiment exhibit used graph paper to track the grease and salt content of fried, baked and kettle chips. The fried potato chips turned out to be the least healthy in three test experiments.

Students from kindergarten to the high school level made innovative and creative science submittals with help from their parents, teachers or friends.

Kindergarten through third grade students participated in the Tuba City Fair in January and February in life science, earth science and physical science categories.

The winners from that competition then submitted their projects to the Navajo Nation Science Fair which had eight separate categories. All submittals were on public display at Red Rock State Park in Gallup, N.M.

The eight categories at the Navajo Nation Science Fair included, animal science, behavorial and social science, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental science and physical science.

The Navajo Nation Science Fair was a three day-long event with teachers, students and judges meeting each day.

More than 500 students from across the Navajo Nation, Utah and New Mexico from public, private, home schools and the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) participated making the fair one of the largest student science fairs in the nation.

Tuba City Primary School Little Warriors usually only participate in the Arizona State Regional Science Fairs but this year, the staff and principal of Tuba City Primary wanted to challenge its students and science teacher sponsors to take on a higher level of competition - and they came out on top.

Tuba City Primary also won first place in the Elementary K-4 Division at the Navajo Nation Fair.

Fifteen students from Tuba City Primary participated in the event.








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