Kaitlin Spencer, a seventh-grade student at Jefferson School, placed fifth at the San Joaquin County Science Fair and will compete in the state competition in May.
Kaitlyn’s project tested the frequency, amplitude and magnitude of clarinet notes.
Eighteen Jefferson students were selected to participate in the county competition.
Bethany School raises money over breakfast
Teachers and parents of students at Bethany Elementary School in Mountain House raised $875 with a Bethany Pancake Breakfast at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar in Tracy last month.
Bethany teachers served breakfast and cleared tables to raise another $525, which will go toward classroom supplies.
The Bethany School Foundation sponsored the breakfast.
Local real estate agent tackles short sales
Juana L. Dement, a Realtor with Century 21 M&M and Associates in Tracy, has earned the nationally recognized Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource certification from the National Association of Realtors.
The NAR offers the SFR certification to real estate professionals who want to help buyers and sellers navigate the often complicated transactions.
Hawkins teachers receive high honors
Krista Beltran, seventh-grade teacher at Hawkins Elementary School, was awarded a fellowship to the Great Valley Writing Project Summer Invitational Institute. The program is designed to show teachers innovative new ways to teach writing.
After Beltran finishes the program, she will become a teacher consultant to the project at California State University, Stanislaus.
Cassandra de Wood, another seventh-grade teacher at Hawkins, is a finalist for the Cortopassi science teacher award, which recognizes distinguished teachers who motivate and support students in and outside of the classroom, provide leadership in curricular and co-curricular events, and encourage students to pursue a career in mathematics and/or science.
Jefferson students place at Science Olympiad
Jefferson School students placed seventh overall at the Science Olympiad, hosted March 6 at the University of Pacific in Stockton.
Eighth-grader Peter Van Ausdeln and seventh-grader Evan Savage placed first in Road Scholar; seventh-graders Dillon Ireland and Jeanette Young placed first in Bio Process; and seventh-graders Cathy Hoang and Zac Zulueta placed third in Wright Stuff.
Sixteen seventh- and eighth-grade students from Jefferson School participated.
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