Oak Park youth wins first prize at fair

By Lori Porter

Nikki Mercado of Oak Park, a seventh-grade student at Medea Creek Middle School, won first place in this spring’s environmental sciences division of the Ventura County Science Fair. Her project was titled "Purification of Water through Solar Energy," qualifying her to compete at the state Science Fair in Los Angeles.
Nikki got the idea while listening to her father talk about his childhood in Mexico, where he and other children wou...

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