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Philadelphia Students Compete at 10th Annual PAIU Regional Science Fair

At Philadelphia School District headquarters, judges evaluate students' projects.  Credit: Tim Jimenez)

At Philadelphia School District headquarters, judges evaluate students’ projects. Credit: Tim Jimenez)

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By Tim Jimenez

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The School District of Philadelphia is hosting students from 33 high schools and middle schools in our area for an annual computer fair and competition.

Creativity and technology are a great educational match, according to Carol Kane of the School District of Philadelphia, who helped put together this annual competition.

She says the dozens of students put projects together in six categories.

“Animation, we have Logo (computer programming), we have web page design, programming, and we have graphic design, and digital movies.”

Marqeyda, 14, goes to AMY at James Martin School, in Port Richmond.  Her group of three put a video together about the flu.

“We filmed ourselves as future doctors, and we asked teachers and nurses at our school about the flu and their viewpoint on it and how you can prevent it.”

She says it took 15 hours and 41 minutes exactly to put the video together.  And, she says, it was worthwhile because she wants to get into medicine.

The winners from each category go on to a state competition in May.

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