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Four Arlington Public Schools students – all from Thomas Jefferson Middle School – won first-place accolades at the 2020 Virginia Junior Academy of Science symposium.

Aria Clarisse Merrill was honored in Chemical Sciences A; Harriet Shapiro in Ecology and Earth Sciences A; Elaine Chu in Engineering and Technology A; and Moya Zouhon in Plant Sciences and Microbiology A.

More than 140 Arlington Public Schools students were selected to present their scientific research at the 2020 symposium, which was held “virtually” this year due to public-health concerns.

A complete list of award recipients can be found at

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