Holguin lands scholarship at UTPB Science Fair

Courtesy photo Big Spring Junior High seventh grader Giselle Holguin poses with her project at the UTPB Science Fair. Holguin’s project on light pollution caused by street lamps won first place in the fair and netted Holguin a $5,000 scholarship.
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Giselle Holguin, a 7th grader at Big Spring Junior High, recently competed at the Regional Science Fair at UTPB. Giselle’s project was to research public street lamps and the pollution that is emitted by them. Giselle found that environmental pollution is minimized when a lamp faces downward, so she designed an actual model of the lamp she would propose to help drop the levels of pollution. Giselle placed first in the Environmental and Earth Science category at Regionals. She won a medal and an $8000 scholarship from UTPB (should she choose to attend school there someday). Giselle will be competing at the state competition the last week of March.

See Wednesday's paper.