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Sixth-grader Noah Spahn moves forward in national competition

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Rocklin Academy sixth-grader Noah Spahn may be America’s Top Young Scientist. Spahn recently completed in Rocklin Academy’s eighth annual science fair with more than 200 students who presented science experiments relating to a variety of topics including behavioral science, biology, chemistry and physics. Like Spahn, many other sixth-grade students also presented their projects at the Sacramento Regional Science and Engineering Fair last month. Spahn took second place in the SRSE Fair Junior Division for Behavioral and Social Sciences. He also earned the Discovery Education Award with an invitation to compete nationally in the Discovery Education 3M Scientific Challenge and take the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist.” Spahn caught judges’ attention with his demonstration of the blind spot and measurement of visual images. “I liked testing my friends and finding out that everyone has a blind spot, including teachers!” Spahn said. “It was sometimes hard, but it was fun too. Thanks to my parents for driving me and my friends, and teachers for letting me test them.” Rocklin Academy is a tuition-free public elementary school open to all that operates on two shared campuses under the sponsorship of the Rocklin Unified School District, under the Charter School Act of 1992. ~ Staff Report