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Genetics students attend State Science Fair


Kyle Clayton/ Petersburg Pilot

From left:Karl Schweitzer, Garison Brooks, Stephanie Pfundt, Kyle Hagerman, Nels Evens, Robyn Schwartz, Grace Weller, Ellerie Freisinger, Masha Stelmach, Abigail Taylor and Summer Morton

Eleven Petersburg High School students headed to Fairbanks two weeks ago to participate in the State Science Symposium.

Junior Summer Morton and sophomore Ellerie Freisinger placed in the top 10 of the finals.

Morton and Friesinger researched topics related to ecology and diversity-one of four topics students could choose to research.

Morton, who placed first in her category and sixth overall in the finals, studied whether moose are reproductively isolated in each island in Southeast Alaska. During her research, she found that genetic moose samples were different between each island but s...

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