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Students build a better mousetrap car

Above, Flor Enrriquez, an eighth-grader from Fesler Junior High School in Santa Maria; Luis Carpenter, a seventh-grader from Fesler Junior High School; Kevin Baldizon, a science teacher at Kermit McKenzie Junior High School in Guadalupe; and Victoria Garcia, an eighth-grader from Kermit McKenzie Junior High, prepare their mousetrap cars for the race.
Above, Flor Enrriquez, an eighth-grader from Fesler Junior High School in Santa Maria; Luis Carpenter, a seventh-grader from Fesler Junior High School; Kevin Baldizon, a science teacher at Kermit McKenzie Junior High School in Guadalupe; and Victoria Garcia, an eighth-grader from Kermit McKenzie Junior High, prepare their mousetrap cars for the race. jmellom@thetribunenews.com

More than 250 middle and high school students gathered at Cal Poly for a math, science and engineering competition Saturday. In addition to the math competition, students participated in a hands-on competition involving dropping eggs and racing mousetrap cars that they built.

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