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Elkhorn student takes second at State Science Fair

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Julie Fukunaga

Posted: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:27 am, Wed May 9, 2012.

Julie Fukunaga, 14, of Lodi took second place in the Electronics and Electromagnetics category in the California State Science Fair.

Fukunaga, a student at Elkhorn School in Lodi, continued her project from 2011, called "Weedfinder: An Eco-Friendly Herbicide Sprayer, Year 2." She earned a $125 prize and the Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems achievement award for excellence in electrical engineering, with a $500 prize.

She was also nominated for the Broadcom Masters — Society for Science and the Public. Her sister Kristen Fukunaga earned an honorable mention in the Pharmacology and Toxicology category for her project "The Effects of Essential Oils on Canine Acne."

Contact reporter Sara Jane Pohlman at sarap@lodinews.com. For more information about local education issues, read our Education Café blog.

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