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Area students shine at Central Coast Science Fair

Seventh grader, Chris Naughton, 13, from Vandenberg Middle School, fine tunes his science project of the Stirling engine during the annual Central Coast Science Fair at Maple High School on Vandenberg Air Force Base May 19. The Stirling engine converts heat energy to mechanical energy.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Bendet)

Seventh grader, Chris Naughton, 13, from Vandenberg Middle School, fine tunes his science project of the Stirling engine during the annual Central Coast Science Fair at Maple High School on Vandenberg Air Force Base May 19. The Stirling engine converts heat energy to mechanical energy. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Bendet)

Fifth grader, Chris Kelly, 10, from La Honda Elementary School, answer questions to a judge about his science project "How electricity flows through circuits" during the annual Central Coast Science Fair at Maple High School on Vandenberg Air Force Base May 19.  The fair involved students from Lompoc Valley Middle School, Vandenberg Middle School, La Honda Elementary School and a student from Orcutt Junior High School. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Bendet)

Fifth grader, Chris Kelly, 10, from La Honda Elementary School, answer questions to a judge about his science project "How electricity flows through circuits" during the annual Central Coast Science Fair at Maple High School on Vandenberg Air Force Base May 19. The fair involved students from Lompoc Valley Middle School, Vandenberg Middle School, La Honda Elementary School and a student from Orcutt Junior High School. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Bendet)

Judges take a moment outside to review their remarks during the annual Central Coast Science Fair at Maple High School on Vandenberg Air Force Base May 19.   The fair involved students from Lompoc Valley Middle School, Vandenberg Middle School, La Honda Elementary School and a student from Orcutt Junior High School. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Bendet)

Judges take a moment outside to review their remarks during the annual Central Coast Science Fair at Maple High School on Vandenberg Air Force Base May 19. The fair involved students from Lompoc Valley Middle School, Vandenberg Middle School, La Honda Elementary School and a student from Orcutt Junior High School. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Bendet)

Fifth grader Chris Kelly, 10, from La Honda Elementary School, uses an oscilloscope to measure time and voltage of electricity being used for his science project on "How electricity flows through circuits", during the annual Central Coast Science Fair,  Maple High School, on Vandenberg Air Force Base, May 19.  The fair involved students from Lompoc Valley Middle School, Vandenberg Middle School, La Honda Elementary School and a student from Orcutt Junior High School. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Bendet)

Fifth grader Chris Kelly, 10, from La Honda Elementary School, uses an oscilloscope to measure time and voltage of electricity being used for his science project on "How electricity flows through circuits", during the annual Central Coast Science Fair, Maple High School, on Vandenberg Air Force Base, May 19. The fair involved students from Lompoc Valley Middle School, Vandenberg Middle School, La Honda Elementary School and a student from Orcutt Junior High School. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Bendet)

Judges step outside to review their notes during the annual Central Coast Science Fair at Maple High School on Vandenberg Air Force Base May 19. The fair involved students from Lompoc Valley Middle School, Vandenberg Middle School, La Honda Elementary School and a student from Orcutt Junior High School. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Bendet)

Judges step outside to review their notes during the annual Central Coast Science Fair at Maple High School on Vandenberg Air Force Base May 19. The fair involved students from Lompoc Valley Middle School, Vandenberg Middle School, La Honda Elementary School and a student from Orcutt Junior High School. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Bendet)

Fifth grader Chris Kelly, 10, from La Honda Elementary School, uses an oscilloscope to measure time and voltage of electricity being used for his science project on "How electricity flows through circuits", during the annual Central Coast Science Fair,  Maple High School, on Vandenberg Air Force Base, May 19.  The fair involved students from Lompoc Valley Middle School, Vandenberg Middle School, La Honda Elementary School and a student from Orcutt Junior High School. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Bendet)

Fifth grader Chris Kelly, 10, from La Honda Elementary School, uses an oscilloscope to measure time and voltage of electricity being used for his science project on "How electricity flows through circuits", during the annual Central Coast Science Fair, Maple High School, on Vandenberg Air Force Base, May 19. The fair involved students from Lompoc Valley Middle School, Vandenberg Middle School, La Honda Elementary School and a student from Orcutt Junior High School. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Bendet)