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Award-winning Science Fair project pits cage free eggs against store bought

 

Suzanne Ashe

Petersburg High School Senior Julia Buschmann garnered several awards at the Southeast Alaska Regional Science Fair, held March 9 and 10, for her research on the protein content of different types of free-range and store-bought chicken eggs.

Petersburg High School Senior Julia Buschmann cracked a few eggs before nabbing several awards at the Southeast Alaska Regional Science Fair in Juneau, held March 9 and 10.

A student in Joni Johnson's AP biology class, Buschmann, 17, was inspired to enter her project at the science fair as a first-time competitor.

“I was always interested in organic food versus modified food,” Buschmann said.

So, which came first the idea or the egg?

“When [Johnson] introduced the project to me at the beginning of the year as we were studying a chapter on molecules … I thought doing a project on...



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