BAR HARBOR – Students from the Maine School of Science and Mathematics in Limestone distinguished themselves at the Maine State Science Fair, held March 24 at the Jackson Laboratory.

Heather Brown of East Orland, Kathryn Peterson of Auburn and Judy Yau of Newport won first place in Group A: biochemistry, biology, medicine and plant science, for their research project “Good Vibrations: The Effect of Movement Has on Plant Development.”

The students undertook the research projects under the supervision of chemistry instructor Deborah McGann.

The State Science Fair has grown rapidly since the Jackson Laboratory started hosting the event in 2010. The competition is open to all ninth through 12th graders in Maine. This year, the lab received applications from 153 students.

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