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Cloquet sophomore wins award for science research


December 7, 2018

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Cloquet sophomore Pery Boyd-Affias tests water chemistry on four of the middle school drainage ponds. He has been selected for the 2019 Donaldson Science Fusion Award.

Cloquet sophomore Pery Boyd-Affias will be honored Jan. 26 at the Science Museum of Minnesota's Native American Science Fusion Series events. The Donaldson award is given to one Minnesota Native American high school student who has shown exceptional achievement and or passion for a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) related field of study, in or outside of the classroom. Boyd-Affias was nominated by his research teacher/mentor Cynthia Welsh.

Welsh has been working with Boyd-Affias since his seventh-grade year, along with William Bauer, who helped the young scientist use compute...

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