First-place regional science fair winner River Johnson headed to state competition

Photo courtesy Tiffany Candelaria
Pagosa Springs Middle School students bring home the awards from the regional science fair earlier this month. Winners in the competition pictured, left to right, are River Johnson, Noah Slingerland, Sorcha Sweeney, Nell Taylor, Jonathan Nasralla and Kameron Winkler.

By Kim Elzinga
Special to The SUN
When River Johnson, a seventh-grader at Pagosa Springs Middle School, first watched the “Ancient Top Ten” episode on the Baghdad Battery last summer, he had no idea that he would be heading to Fort Collins to compete with other middle school finalists in the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair (CSEF) this coming April.

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