Science Fair Recognition in the Tidings!

By Joe Zavala
Ashland Daily Tidings

Posted Apr. 7, 2016 at 8:23 PM

No elementary school science fair would be complete without a miniature volcano spewing orange fizz like a possessed lawn sprinkler, raining a carbonated, sticky mist down upon some two dozen innocent, unfortunate, hopeful spectators.
Enter Bellview Elementary fifth-grader Mila Robertson, who was more than happy to supply the fireworks during the school’s second annual science fair Wednesday night in the Bellview gym, pouring in the activator after her partner filled the faux-snow-capped cone with a liquid whose fire-orange color can be found soiling T-shirts in every laundry detergent commercial ever made.
A mob of children and their adults surrounded the mini Mauna Loa – the real one in Hawaii is the world’s largest active volcano, notes Robertson — and leaned in as Robertson, wearing a flower lei in honor of the tropical peak, poured. Then …bam! Everyone in a 10-foot radius felt the force of Mauna Loa’s blast, including a mop-haired boy whose front-row view backfired severely as he ran for cover, a girl behind him who held her ground, beaming, and a science fair judge whose white coat was henceforth dotted with the orange splatter of discovery.

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