Flintridge Prep has done so well in science fairs historically that Laura Kaufman wasn’t surprised when three Prep students took first place at the 61st annual Los Angeles County Science Fair, which was held at the Pasadena Convention Center April 14 -16.
“We have really hard-working kids who come up with really creative projects,” said Kaufman, a Flintridge Prep teacher, adding this year has been “on par” with the school’s past performances. “We have had a lot of success in the past.”
Numerous schools in the La Cañada Flintridge area reported success stories coming out of this year’s County Science Fair, as Flintridge Prep, St. Bede the Venerable Elementary School and Crescenta Valley High had first-place winners. La Cañada High also had a second-place project, while St. Francis had two projects take home third place.
Crescenta Valley High junior Easun Arunachalam earned a first-place award for his project in plant physiology, while Flintridge Prep seventh graders Scott Johnson, Nanita Balagopal and junior Riana Lo Bu each earned first-place honors at the County Science Fair.