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  • BPD officers Jessica Villarreal helps a KCSOS student who is visually impaired find Easter eggs during a unique hunt that features plastic eggs with audible beepers.

  • The Henry Greve Speech Contest was held on March 23. The top three students from right to left were 1st — Lauren Adams (Freedom Middle School), 2nd — Victoria Huley (Chipman Junior High) and 3rd — Clara Doll (Downtown School).

  • Valley Oaks Charter School 7th grader Briandria Starks successfully spelled the word "enatic" to win the 2017 Kern County Spelling Bee. She moves on to compete in the national competition in Washington, D.C. next month.

  • A student explains her science fair project to a judge during the 29th annual Kern County Science Fair held on March 14 at the Bakersfield Convention Center. More than 600 projects were entered this year.

  • Nearly 2,000 middle and high school students attended the annual Leaders in Life Youth Conference on March 9 in Bakersfield. The event is the largest event of its kind on the west coast and is completely organized for teens, by teens.

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Science Fair Results

2017 Kern County Regional Science Fair results announced; projects with top scores now eligible for state science fair

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History Day Results

Results announced for 34th annual Kern County History Day; winners now eligible for state competition            

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Academic Decathlon Results

Stockdale High School named Academic Decathlon champs; will represent Kern County in the state competition next month

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Thursday April 27th

Save the date for CALM's Birthday Bash coming up on Saturday, May 13 from 9 am to 4 pm. In celebration, kids 12 years old and under will be admitted free with a paying adult. Guests can visit CALM’s new California Condors in the raptor round as well as the California Coast Room, which features moon jellies and an intertidal touch tank. For the adventurous, CALM’s 32-foot Condor Challenge climbing tower will be open, offering FREE climbing. Don't miss it! ...

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