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Oakdale's Sierra Elementary School wins science Olympiad

Oakdale’s Sierra View Elementary School won Stanislaus County’s 13th annual Elementary Science Olympiad last weekend.

The blue team from Modesto’s Our Lady of Fatima School took second, and the blue team from the Hickman Charter School placed third.

About 300 fourth, fifth and sixth graders on 20 teams competed in the event. There were 17 categories of competition, which involved science activities like building barges and bridges, dropping eggs, making rubber band catapults and water rockets.

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