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Getting charged up

Getting charged up

Ganado science fair revs kids’ engines


Mario Peshlakai at the age of nine has already decided that he wants to be an engineer when he grows up. He’s well on his way. Last year, he won first place in his grade at the Ganado Intermediate School science fair for his experiment on bubblegum. “It makes me feel positive that I can win stuff,” Mario, who is from Kinlichee, said.

This year he made a battery-powered phone charger for the 2019 Ganado Intermediate School Science Fair that happened last Thursday.

There were over 250 students who submitted projects for the science fair this year. It doesn’t require electricity. “If the lights go out and my phone is dead I can just use it to charge my phone,” Mario said.

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Pauly Denetclaw

Pauly Denetclaw is Meadow People born for Towering House People. She was raised in Manuelito and Naschitti, New Mexico. She was the co-recipient of the Native American Journalist Association's 2016 Richard LaCourse Award for Investigative Reporting. Denetclaw is currently finishing her degree in multimedia journalism from the University of New Mexico - Main. Denetclaw covers a range of topics including genetic research, education, health, social justice issues and small businesses. She loves coffee, writing and being with her family. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Her handle is @pdineclah


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