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Fleming places first in national science competition


Two Alaska high school students won top honors in a national competition for original scientific research.

Ian Fleming, of Petersburg, earned first place and a $12,000 scholarship for his research on the negative effects of a common herbicide on coho salmon eggs. Michael Kaden-Hoffmann, of Fairbanks, won fourth place and $300 for a poster detailing research that supports the recognition of three and not just two species of the plant dwarf rosebay (Therorhodion), which grows in Alaska.

Both students competed April 29-May 2 at the 53rd National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium in Hu...

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